Inquiring Organisations

James Courtney, David Croasdell, David Paradice

Abstract


Churchman (1971) developed five archetypal models of inquiring systems in an effort to expand the field of management information systems along a philosophical path. Contemporary businesses can use the ideas developed by Churchman to become productive and efficient inquiring organisations. This paper explores the relationship between inquiry and learning in organisations and how information technology can be used to support the process of knowledge creation in the context of inquiring systems.

Keywords


inquiring organisations; model; knowledge creation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v6i1.313

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