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   2012, Vol. 20 Issue (2) : 283-291     DOI:
研究前沿 |
Motives of Information-seeking and the Determinant Factors in Organizations
XIANG Chang-Chun;LONG Li-Rong
(1 School of Management, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan 430074, China)
(2 School of Economics & Management, Three Gorges University, Yichang 443002, China)
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Abstract  Proactive information-seeking has become an important mechanism for employees to obtain useful information for lack of feedback and uncertainty newcomers facing in organizations. Employees’ information-seeking behavior is driven by instrumental motive to obtain useful information, ego-based motive, and impression-based motive. The three motives are affected by a number of individual characteristics and contextual factors. It is recommended that future research should draw on following topics: (1) Balance of multiple motives; (2) Motives of information- seeking in virtual context; (3) Motives of managers’ feedback-seeking; (4) Relationship between motives of information-seeking and information efficacy.
Keywords information-seeking      feedback-seeking      instrumental motive      ego-based motive      impression-based motive     
Corresponding Authors: XIANG Chang-Chun   
Issue Date: 15 February 2012
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XIANG Chang-Chun,LONG Li-Rong. Motives of Information-seeking and the Determinant Factors in Organizations[J]. , 2012, 20(2): 283-291.
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