An emerging discipline in the social sciences that deals with the production, distribution, and consumption of information and information services and with the theory and management of information-based economies or infonomic systems.
Defined as "the intelligent management of information". It is about the interrelationship between "people" and "organizations", on the one hand, and "information", on the other. Infonomics is an emergent discipline, involving various disciplines, and requiring "people participation" from both a theoretical, as well as a practical standpoint. As "economics" is aimed at understanding how household goods can be managed (Eco-nomics: "Goods Management"), "infonomics" tries to provide ideas and methods to people as well as organizations in order to make better use of information (Info-nomics: "Information Management"). Infonomics is a growing discipline, and while nobody has as yet referred to himself/herself as an infonomist, there are millions of people who spend most of their time doing just that: exploiting intelligently the information that falls into their hands, or even better, into their minds. (Wikipedia)