Concepts of an information system

  • K. Boskma
  • A. Bosman
1. Sektion Grundgedanken Zur Entwicklung Von Informationszentren
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9)


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  1. 1).
    R.N. Anthony: Planning and Control Systems: A Framework for Analysis, Boston, 1965.Google Scholar
  2. 1)a.
    H.I. Ansoff: Corporate Strategy, Penguin Books, 1968.Google Scholar
  3. 2).
    For a formal proof of this statement, see M.D. Measarovic: "Systems Theoretic Approach to Formal Theory of Problem Solving", Theoretical Approaches to Non-Numerical Problem Solving, eds. R. Banerji and M.D. Mesarovic, New York 1970; A. Bosman: Ill-Structured Problems and Information Systems, Groningen 1973, M.D. Mesarovic, D. Macko and Y. Takahara: Theory of Hierarchical, Multilevel, Systems, New York 1970.Google Scholar
  4. 3).
    J.G. March and H.A. Simon: Organizations, New York, 1958.Google Scholar
  5. 4).
    A different approach in which the structure is a central variable is given by Mesarovic, Macko and Takahora, op. cit. Google Scholar
  6. 5).
    R.M. Cyert and J.G. March: A Behavioral Theory of the Firm, Englewood Cliffs 1963, pp. 284–288. Ph. Kotler: Marketing and Management Science in Public Sector Applications, invited paper at the XXth International Meeting of the Institute of Management Science, Tel Aviv 1973.Google Scholar
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    R.O. Mason and I.I. Mitroff: "A Program for Research on Management Information Systems", Management Science, Vol. 19 (1973), nr 5, p. 475.Google Scholar
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    B. Langefors: Theoretical Analysis of Information Systems, Vol. 1, Lund, 1967, p. 143Google Scholar
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    Authors belonging to this group are: J. Kanter: Management Orienterd Management Information Systems, Englewood Cliffs, 1972; R.J. Murdick and J.E. Ross: Information Systems for Modern Management, Englewood Cliffs, 1971 and S.C. Blumenthal: Management Information Systems, Englewood Cliffs, 1969.Google Scholar
  10. 5).
    For the same opinion on the essentials of planning: J.A. Steiner: Top Management Planning, Toronto, 1969; H. Sackman: "Advanced Research in Online Planning", in Online Planning, eds. H. Sackman and R.L. Citrenbaum, Englewood cliffs, 1972.Google Scholar
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    J.C. Emery: Organizational Planning and Control Systems, London, 1969, pp. 29, 30, 31, 32.Google Scholar
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    F. Harary, R.Z. Norman and D. Cartwright: Structural Models, New York, 1965.Google Scholar
  13. 1).
    A. Vazsonyi: Software for decision Models in Management Information Systems, Working Paper Series no 7302, Graduate School of Management, University of Rochester, gives a number of valid suggestions for constructing these programs.Google Scholar
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    H. Sackman: op. cit., p. 53Google Scholar
  15. 4).
    D.B. Montgomery and G.L. Urban: Management Science in Marketing, Englewood Cliffs, 1969.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Boskma
    • 1
  • A. Bosman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Management Science, Economics FacultyUniversity of GroningenThe Netherlands

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