Apr 17, 2012

Management information systems and organizational worldviews

Management information systems reflect and control an organizations outlook on its 'world'. They control and steers information, incentives, the interpretation and filtering of information, affecting strongly its reaction on environmental and internal developments. 

They are causally related to the success or failure of innovative approaches and products as the filters used in determining 'key performance indicators' influence perception and interpretation of new markets and revenues.

These are usually handicapped relative to established markets and products. Nevertheless, again and again established players are superseded by new entrants as they discount information and chances that new players used to build franchises based on their 'attackers advantage'.

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