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Information seeking : an organizational dilemma

Author: J David Johnson
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Quorum, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How do people in organizations get the information they need to do their work, and what are the effects of their research - positive and negative - on their organizations? Indeed, says the author of this unique, provocative study, the forces that promote ignorance within organizations often outweigh the drive to obtain knowledge. Johnson explores both sides of the information-seeking dilemma, the reasons why people  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Johnson, J. David.
Information seeking.
Westport, Conn. : Quorum, 1996
(OCoLC)777364439
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J David Johnson
ISBN: 0899309992 9780899309996
OCLC Number: 33862676
Description: xiii, 179 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction and overview --
Hierarchies, networks, and markets --
Information fields --
Information carriers: a focus on channel selection and usage --
Barriers to information seeking or the benefits of ignorance --
Strategies for seekers and (nonseekers) --
Strategies for managers --
Summing up: information seeking in the information age --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: J. David Johnson.

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