Introducing Information Management

1st Edition

the business approach

Authors: Matthew Hinton
Paperback ISBN: 9780750666688
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 25th July 2005
Page Count: 160


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This book provides a clear and concise overview of Information Management covering the key aspects of infrastructure, design, information assets and managing information.

  • Part 1 explores the diversity and changing nature of managing the information management function.
  • Part 2 investigates the role of information as an organizational resource.
  • Part 3 focuses on managing organizational data and information.
  • Part 4 examines the role of information management in organizational strategy and change.

Key Features

  • First book to provide an overview which covers the key aspects of infrastructure, design, information assets and managing in an information age
  • Concise, affordable and quality selection of papers and extracts


2nd and 3rd year intermediate level for business studies programs and information systems courses, BIS module in Business Studies. BIS offered in Computer Science departments.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Managing the Information Management Function – Managing information in modern organizations (Hinton); Organizing and leading the information technology function (Applegate, McFarlan and McHenney); Introduction: Information as an Organizational Resource – Data, capta, information and knowledge (Checkland and Holwell); The process of information management (Hinton); The processes which information systems support (Checkland and Holwell); Organizations and information (Orna); Introduction: Managing Organizational Data and Information – Generic types of information systems (Hinton); Business information systems (O’Brien); Information systems for human resource applications (Bee and Bee); Distributed systems, EDI and the organization (Curtis and Cobham); Introduction: Information Management in Organizational Strategy and Change – Strategy and information systems (Curtis and Cobham); The search for opportunity (Applegate, McFarlan and McKenney); The need for redesign (Robson); Investing in information technology (Hinton and Kaye); Index.


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About the Author

Matthew Hinton

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer in Information and Knowledge Management, Open University Business School


"It was over thirty years ago that Ronald Stamper wrote, 'The explosive growth of information technology has not been accompanied by a commensurate improvement in the understanding of information.' How far have we come since then? Not very far at all unfortunately. We still use the terms data and information as being synonymous, when they aren't. And we even compound the error by talking about IT-based knowledge management systems these days. It is high time, then, for a book that deals holistically with the very real issues of information management. This book ranges from an investigation of information as an organisational resource, to issues of managing data, to the role of information management in organisational strategy and change. Ever wondered why IT investments have failed to produce the expected returns or led to unintended outcomes? Read this book, and you'll get many of the answers you're looking for!" Bob Galliers, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bentley College, USA