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Philosophical Conversations in Information Management

Philosophical Conversations in Information Management
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Author(s): M. E. Burke (University of Salford, UK)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 2
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch428
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


This panel will build on the “Philosophical Conversations” which took place at the Philosophy track at IRMA 2006 in Washington DC. The panel will initially address themes which attempt to identify the major philosophical underpinnings within the field of information management. There are many documented philosophical viewpoints concerning epistemologies such as rationalism and empiricism as well as research paradigms such as positivism and interpretism which have their roots in social theory. However, as information management develops as a profession it is important that the philosophical underpinning of how information management is perceived through a philosophical lens is addressed. Philosophical viewpoints in information management is a live, continuously developing area that needs to be aired and discussed in an international arena. The following are recommended topics but papers which address related areas will also be considered.

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