By Chun Wei Choo
The intelligent organization is one that is skilled at marshaling its information resources and capabilities, transforming information into knowledge, and using this knowledge to sustain and enhance its performance in a restless environment. The objective of this updated and expanded book is to develop an understanding of how an organization may manage its information processes more effectively in order to achieve these goals. The third edition features new sections on information culture, information overload, and organizational learning; a new chapter on Knowledge Management (KM) and the role of information professionals; and numerous extended cases studies of environmental scanning by organizations in Asia, Europe, and North America. This book is a must read for senior managers and administrators, information managers, information specialists and practitioners, information technologists, and anyone whose work in an organization involves acquiring, creating, organizing, or using knowledge.
“For those readers who are doubters about
the usefulness of scanning, Choo has presented
his case with numerous references to
studies, information sources, and applications.
[He] leaves no doubt to the careful
reader about the usefulness of this book to
business information managers, information
scientist, and librarians…of value to anyone
gathering, synthesizing, and using information
from sources outside the organization.”