Inquiring Organizations – Courtney, Croadsell, Paradice

INQUIRING ORGANIZATIONS
September 14, 1998  James F. Courtney, Texas A&M University
David T. Croasdell, Texas A&M University
David B. Paradice, Texas A&M University
 ABSTRACT
Churchman (1971) developed five archetypal models of inquiring systems in an effort to expand the field of management information systems along a philosophical path. Contemporary businesses can use the ideas developed by Churchman to become productive and efficient inquiring organizations. This paper explores the relationship between inquiry and learning in organizations and how information technology can be used to support the process of knowledgecreation in the context of inquiring systems.
CONTENTS
  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. A REVIEW OF INQUIRING SYSTEMS
  3. CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING
  4. INQUIRING ORGANIZATIONS
  5. IT SUPPORT OF INQUIRING ORGANIZATIONS
  6. SUMMARY
  7. REFERENCES

This paper has been published in Australian Journal of Information Systems, Volume 6 Number 1, September 1998. For details of this journal please refer to the Australian Journal of Information Systems web site http://www.uow.edu.au/ajis/ajis.html.

 

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