Investigating managerial practices for data and information overload in decision making

Show simple item record Letsholo, R.G. Pretorius, Marius 2016-10-24T05:43:07Z 2016-10-24T05:43:07Z 2016
dc.description.abstract Much research has been done on the effects of data and information overload on the psychological, physical and emotional state of managers. However, there appears to be less understanding of how data and information overload affect decision making. In a review study conducted in 2004, Eppler and Mengis reported this for articles that ranged from the year 1963 to the year 2000. Given the changes associated with technological progress and its effect on data and information overload, this study contributes to an improved understanding of practices and their impact on decision-making. This study confirmed previous findings that managers suffer from information overload; however, it further shows that managers, across various levels, suffered not only from information overload but more so from data overload. Once the concepts were explained to them, managers were able to expand their personal strategies for each. This study benefits managers and other decision makers as it assists them in identifying alternative strategies that aid in managing data and information overload and, consequently, assists in effective decision making. en_ZA
dc.description.department Business Management en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Letsholo, RG & Pretorius, MP 2016, 'Investigating managerial practices for data and information overload in decision making', Journal of Contemporary Management, vol. 13, pp. 767-792. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1815-7440
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Better Advances Press en_ZA
dc.rights © Academic Research Centre of Canada en_ZA
dc.subject Data en_ZA
dc.subject Data overload en_ZA
dc.subject Decision making en_ZA
dc.subject Information en_ZA
dc.subject Information overload en_ZA
dc.subject Management strategies en_ZA
dc.title Investigating managerial practices for data and information overload in decision making en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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