Social structures for the enhancement of scientific information in urban policy-making and management

Barry Bozeman, Michael Fitzgerald

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Abstract

The inability of municipal governments to exploit available information resources is viewed as a significant contributor to urban crisis. Often information problems may be attributed to 'information overload', but one type information, scientific information, is less commonly available to urban administrators. The problems associated with acquiring and using scientific information are reviewed and possible remedies to those problems are discussed. A tentative model of scientific information use by urban administrators is advanced and suggestions are provided for redesigning organizations and reallocating resources so as to enhance the flow of scientific information in urban administration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-175
Number of pages13
JournalUrban Systems
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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Social structures for the enhancement of scientific information in urban policy-making and management. / Bozeman, Barry; Fitzgerald, Michael.

In: Urban Systems, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1978, p. 163-175.

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