Sage, Andrew P. School of Information Technology and Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.
- Computers, information, and knowledge technologies
- Systems design model
- Life-cycle methodology
- Life-cycle phases
- Systems management
- Additional Readings
A management technology involving the interactions of science, an organization, and its environment as well as the information and knowledge bases that support each (Fig. 1). The functional definition of technology, as a fundamental human activity, is the organization, application, and delivery of scientific knowledge for the presumed enhancement of society. Thus, technology inherently involves a purposeful human extension of one or more natural processes. Management involves the interaction of the organization with the environment. Associated with this, to make an effective management technology, is the information and knowledge that enables understanding and action to effect change.
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