Information Seeking: An Organizational Dilemma

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FIGURES AND TABLES
1. FIGURES
2.1 Organizational Chart for Conundrum Corporation12
2.2 Communigram for Conundrum Corporation13
2.3 A Model of Factors Related to Liaison Emergence25
4.1 Information Seeking Matrix48
4.2 Comprehensive Model of Information Seeking (CMIS)60
8.1 A Conceptual Framework for Future Information-Seeking Research145
2. TABLES
2.1 Relationships between Structures and Information Seeking32
4.1 Classification of Competing Perspectives on Channel Usage52
4.2 Contrasting Different Perspectives Along Key Dimensions54
5.1 Mapping Ignorance70
5.2 Costs and Benefits of Differing Levels of Ignorance96

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures and Tables ix
  • Preface xi
  • One Introduction and Overview 1
  • Two Hierarchies, Networks, and Markets 11
  • Three Information Fields 33
  • Summing Up 43
  • Four Information Carriers: A Focus on Channel Selection and Usage 45
  • Conclusion 65
  • Five Barriers to Information Seeking or the Benefits of Ignorance 69
  • Summary 96
  • Six Strategies for Seekers (and Nonseekers) 99
  • Summary 112
  • Seven Strategies for Managers 113
  • Summary 131
  • Bibliography 151
  • Index 177
  • About the Author 181
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