The Factors Related to Strategies for the Management

This paper refers to a comparative study of six articles related to the factors that can influence the strategies followed in the management of information. More specifically, the papers under examination are this of Blenski (2004) who studied the relationship between the risk management and the management of information, this of Brent and Douglas (2004) who examined the role and the usage of information management to the evaluation and the control of intellectual assets, the work of Charp (2001) who referred to general aspects of information management, the work of Desenberg (2000) who examined specifically the management of knowledge (as the greater area in which information management activates), this of Nychka, D., Gray, G., Haaland, P., Martin, D., O’Connell, M. (1995) who studied a particular area of use of information management, the medicine and finally the work of Rhodes (2002) who proposed a method (DEA) for the evaluation and analysis of data using innovative technology.Brent and Douglas (2004) tried to identify the strategies, which could be used for the management of the information related to intellectual assets. According to the ‘information and cultural products exhibit at least four unique characteristics: a) no fixed tangible qualities or fixed form (e.g. a movie may be shown at a theatre, broadcast on network television or sold on a VHS tape or DVD), b) exchange does not require direct contact between the seller and buyer, c) value of the product is derived from content not from the physical artifact employed in distribution and d) the right to reproduce or distribute the product is often restricted’ (Office of Management and Budget, 1998, in Brent and Douglas, 2004, 443).