The Investigation of Information Failures in Organizations

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

Abstract

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).

Keywords

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

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

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