University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
This essay continues a report on the design of information metatheory. My general idea of ametatheory, or framework, is that it primarily reflects differences, rather than similarities (leave aloneidentity, or Platonic form), i.e. it helps to control variety. Grounded on differences, a metatheory isessentially about (their) coordination.I have already reported on two design steps toward a metatheory for information. The first argues forâ€˜Multiple axiomatization in information managementâ€™ (Wisse 2002b). The second design stepestablishes the â€˜Dia-enneadic framework for information conceptsâ€™ (Wisse 2003). Here, a third stepsynthesizes previous work. A more comprehensive framework, or information metatheory, results.Some remarks follow on qualifying information systems and information management, respectively,and on how information metatheory is indispensable to meet increasingly variable, dynamicrequirements.
Wisse, Pieter, " Information Metatheory" (2008). All Sprouts Content. 40.