How managers stay informed about the surrounding world


  • Klaus Solberg Søilen



Business intelligence, intelligence studies, knowledge management, the proprietary cloud, workplace learning


In this paper we look at how managers and knowledge workers stay informed about the events in the outside world that affect their organizations. Data was collected using a survey of 308 subjects from around the world. A model for how managers stay informed is presented. We introduce the idea of the proprietary cloud. The findings have implications for managers who want to compare their own sources of information and improve routines for information gathering.


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