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Shahzeydi F, Afshar Zanjani E, Shahin A. The information need and information seeking behavior in the Iran manufacturing industry. .... 2018; 33 (2) :775-802
URL: http://jipm.irandoc.ac.ir/article-1-3190-en.html
Isfahan University
Abstract:   (5390 Views)
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
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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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