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Exploring the Nature of Information, Systems and Technology


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Paul Beynon-Davies
    Pages 1-18
  3. Paul Beynon-Davies
    Pages 19-40
  4. Paul Beynon-Davies
    Pages 41-57
  5. Paul Beynon-Davies
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  6. Paul Beynon-Davies
    Pages 77-104
  7. Paul Beynon-Davies
    Pages 105-140
  8. Paul Beynon-Davies
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  12. Paul Beynon-Davies
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  13. Paul Beynon-Davies
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  14. Paul Beynon-Davies
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  15. Back Matter
    Pages 310-330

About this book


Signs are critically important in all forms of activity, including business, because they establish what it is to be human. Without signs we could not think, we could not communicate what we think and we could not ensure that we collaborate together in our work, home and leisure. The aim of this book is to explain how and why they are significant.


business information system organization

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Cardiff Business SchoolCardiff UniversityUK

About the authors

Paul spent several years in the ICT industry and is the author of a number of highly successful books including Information Systems, Information Systems Development and Database Systems .

Bibliographic information

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'This is an extremely interesting book which takes a novel look at the formation, transmission and ultimate use of viable information. [...] [the book] achieves what it sets out to do and should be read by anybody wishing to obtain a structured and clearly defined view of data, information and in turn informatics.' - Stuart J. Fitz-Gerald, International Journal of Information Management