The Investigation of Information Failures in Organizations

  • Donald Mason
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 32)


In a perfect information system, the information would always flow freely through an organization and would be utilized effectively. Unfortunately, we live in an imperfect world and have to take account of a range of barriers to information flow, some of which deflect or alter the flow, while others just soak it up and become, in effect, information sinks (Unesco, 1977).


Information System Information Flow Retrieval System Failure Analysis Workshop Floor 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Christie, B. (1981). Face to File Communication: A Psychological Approach to Information Systems. New York: Wiley. p. 56.Google Scholar
  2. Duffy, N. M. and M. G. Assad. (1980). Information Management: An Executive Approach. Oxford University Press. pp. 58-60.Google Scholar
  3. European Industrial Research Management Association. (1985). The Impact of New Information Technologies on R & D and on I & D Management, p. 52.Google Scholar
  4. Mason, D. (1978). Information Management. Peter Peregrinus, pp. 55-69.Google Scholar
  5. Unesco. (1977). Handbook for Information Syterns and Services, pp. 11-14.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald Mason
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.College of LibrarianshipWalesUK
  2. 2.Llanbadarn BawrAberystwyhUK

Personalised recommendations