In the field of information systems (IS), ‘information’ is probably the most important and fundamental notion. And yet, existing studies of it seem inadequate and lacking of sufficient depth, and further work is therefore desperately in need. We adopt Hermeneutics to approach the essence of information. We describe how Hermeneutics might enable us to look at the mechanism whereby information is created and information flow takes place, and explain implications this approach might have to requirement identification in IS


Information System Literal Meaning Soft System Methodology Information Realization Ontological Realization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Su-Fen Wang
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  1. 1.Glorious Sun School of Business & ManagementDonghua UniversityShanghaiChina

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