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Nexialism and the Law of Unintended Consequences
July/August 2010 (vol. 12 no. 4)
pp. 58-61
Phil Laplante, Penn State

What do broken windows, merit systems, and cattle prods have to do with new processes and compliance rules? Can the laws of unintended consequences be used as an advantage? Find out as this nexialist explores the interconnectedness of things.

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Index Terms:
Information technology, nexialism, compliance
Citation:
Phil Laplante, "Nexialism and the Law of Unintended Consequences," IT Professional, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 58-61, July-Aug. 2010, doi:10.1109/MITP.2010.114
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