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E. Ackoff (1989), Turban et al. (2001), argue that there are differences between information and knowledge. To illustrate these differences some definitions of knowledge are included in Table 7. Table 7: Definitions of Knowledge Author Ackoff (1989) Turban et al. (2001) Definition Discipline “Knowledge can only be obtained in two ways: Management either by transmission from another who has it, Science by instruction, or by extracting it from experience. ” (Source: Ackoff, 1989, p. 4) ”Information that has been organized and Management processed to convey understanding, experience Information and expertise as they apply to a current problem Systems or activity.

Moreover, he highlights the relationship between the pre-knowledge of the person that interprets the data. According to Langefors (ibid), information may have different meanings depending on the person that receives and interprets the data. Analyzing this definition from a strategic perspective, the value of the information is defined by the perceived value of the person receiving the information. Therefore, the successful use of information technology is also dependent on the preliminary knowledge of the people working with that information.

Chapter 10 integrates the findings of Chapters 6–9 into a common framework. Finally, Chapter 11 presents the conclusions of the research by integrating the theoretical foundations given in Part I, and the answers given in Part II. Figure 1 illustrates the outline of this thesis. Having given the contents of Chapter 1, the next section presents the summary. Summary Chapter 1 Chapter 1 presented an introduction to the research in this thesis. 4). Table 2 summarizes research issues. 2 strategic management and IT in competition.

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