The world through manager’s goals: a phenomenological account of the etymologies of data and information

Fernando M. Ilharco*

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Abstract

The notion, concept, word of information is at the centre of much knowledge management research and practice. This paper offers a fresh approach to this central notion by questioning the often taken for granted linear relationship from data-to-information-to-knowledge. Relying on Heidegger s work Being and Time, as ontological base of the investigation, the paper presents a phenomenological account of the etymologies of data and information, tracing back their origins and evolution, as a way into the phenomena themselves. It is argued that it is not meaning what distinguishes data from information but rather an ongoing course of action in which one always and already is involved. This analysis, hopefully, opens up a sound alternative route for research the phenomenon of knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWM 2003
Subtitle of host publicationProfessionelles Wissensmanagement - Erfahrungenund Visionen, Beitrage der 2. Konferenz Professionelles Wissensmanagement
EditorsUlrich Reimer, Andreas Abecker, Steffen Staab, Gerd Stumme
Place of PublicationBonn
PublisherGesellschaft fur Informatik (GI)
Pages416-417
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)3885793571
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventProfessionelles Wissensmanagement - Erfahrungenund Visionen, Beitrage der 2. Konferenz Professionelles Wissensmanagement, WM 2003 - Professional Knowledge Management - Experiences and Visions. Contributions to the 2nd Conference on Professional Knowledge Management, WM 2003 - Luzern, Switzerland
Duration: 2 Apr 20034 Apr 2003

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), Proceedings - Series of the Gesellschaft fur Informatik (GI)
VolumeP-28
ISSN (Print)1617-5468

Conference

ConferenceProfessionelles Wissensmanagement - Erfahrungenund Visionen, Beitrage der 2. Konferenz Professionelles Wissensmanagement, WM 2003 - Professional Knowledge Management - Experiences and Visions. Contributions to the 2nd Conference on Professional Knowledge Management, WM 2003
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityLuzern
Period2/04/034/04/03

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