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3 The meaning of Information The third term that needs understanding in SMIT is information. Table 6 presents some definitions of information. ______________________________________________________________________ 41 Part I: Foundations for the Research Chapter 2: Concepts Related to the Strategic Management of Information Technology (SMIT) Table 6: Definitions of Information Author Langefors (1966, 1993) Mason et al. ” (Source: Langefors, 1966, p. 1; 1993, p. , 1973, p. 475) Ackoff (1989) “Information is contained in descriptions, answers MS to questions that begin with such words as who, what, when, and how many” (Source: Ackoff, 1989, p.

E. Aerts et al. (2004). e. Caldeira & Ward (2002). e. Lee et al. (2003). ______________________________________________________________________ 45 Part I: Foundations for the Research Chapter 2: Concepts Related to the Strategic Management of Information Technology (SMIT) Although, much MIS research was used in the analysis, it was difficult to find definitions of IT43. However, the definitions found are presented in Table 9. ” (Source: Davis, 1991, p. " (Source: Orlikowski, 1992, p. 3 Gaps in MS and MIS research in relation to SMIT: Gaps in MIS research.

Scope of analysis The analysis of the SMIT as phenomenon can be studied from many disciplines (See Chapter 3), and many different perspectives. e. Management Science (MS) and Management of Information Systems (MIS) (See Chapter 4). This thesis focuses therefore on the perspectives of Management Science (MS), and Management Information Science (MIS) according to Figure 8. This thesis focuses on MS and MIS as parent disciplines for SMIT research (See chapters 3–4), and although there are many others perspectives in others disciplines they are considered as out of the scope of this thesis.

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