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The information need and information seeking behavior in the Iran manufacturing industry
Farzane Shahzeydi *, Ebrahim Afshar Zanjani , Arash Shahin
M.S. in Library and Information Science Isfahan University
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Purpose: Investigated the information need and information seeking behavior in the Iran manufacturing industry.
 
Method/Design: To gain a deep understanding of the issue, we used grounded theory approach. 25 manufacturing firms operating in the Isfahan Science Technology Park were selected purposefully.  Data was obtained from 20-30 minute semi-structured interview with all 25 companies’ managers.
 
Findings: In emerged that the companies` information needs are variant based on their fields of work and by the environment. Furthermore, companies use three sources (persons, organizations, consultants) to obtain information. These resources include: market resources (experience and knowledge, market observation, exhibition and advertisements, other organizations, and communications); scientific resources (publications, imitation, experts and specialists knowledge and experience) and other resources (internet, media, and customers). Companies’ information seeking behavior ranges from easy to stringent behavior
Keywords: Information need, information seeking behavior, Business environment, manufacturing industry, The Isfahan Science Technology Park
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Library and Information Science
Received: 2016/04/26 | Accepted: 2017/03/7 | Published: 2017/11/18
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Shahzeydi F, Afshar Zanjani E, Shahin A. The information need and information seeking behavior in the Iran manufacturing industry. Journal of Information Processing and Management. 2009;
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