Accession Number:

AD0765562

Title:

Information; An Economic Resource.

Descriptive Note:

Student essay,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-09

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Information systems, both automated ADP and manual, are currently plagued with problems. While some problems are unique to each particular system, many are common to the generic functions involved in information production and use. By considering information an economic resource, the constructs of microeconomics offer a potential means to study current problems and hypothesize solutions. The essay discusses information as an economic commodity produced by organizations for their own consumption in the decision making process. Economic constructs are then applied to analyze the production of information on a cost - effectiveness basis. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE