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Title Managing information in complex organizations : semiotics and signals, complexity and chaos / Kevin C. Desouza and Tobin Hensgen.
Imprint London [England] ; New York, New York : Routledge, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource (264 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Communication in organizations.
Complex organizations.
Information theory.
Information resources management.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Organizations of information : semantics, cybernetics, entropy, and signals -- 3. Information forms and dependence -- 4. Evolutionary dimension of information processing : semiotics -- 5. Spatial dimension of information processing : coupling, cohesion, and chaos -- 6. Temporal dimension of information processing : emergence -- 7. Information processing, complexity, and crises -- 8. Barriers to optimal information processing -- 9. Setting up the organization for optimal information processing -- 10. Recap and real time -- 11. The future of information processing.
Summary This seminal work presents an effective design for processing information through five stages from data to actionable knowledge in order to influence behavior within organizations. The authors incorporate such concepts as evolution, semiotics, entropy, complexity, emergence, crisis, and chaos theory in an intriguing alternative to crisis management that can be applied to any organization. Their model shows how to evaluate and share information to enable the organization to avoid disaster rather than simply respond to it. Additionally, the text presents the first attempt at a multi-disciplinary.
Other Author Hensgen, Tobin, author.
Other Title Print version: Desouza, Kevin C., 1979- Managing information in complex organizations : semiotics and signals, complexity and chaos. London, [England] ; New York, New York : Routledge, ©2005, 2015 xiv, 248 pages 9780765613608