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Information Seeking Stopping Behavior in Online Scenarios

The Impact of Task, Technology and Individual Characteristics

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Erik Hemmer

The growing amount of information provided via web-based information technologies forces the users of these technologies to stop seeking for information before having acquired all available information. This stopping decision is either made actively following clear guidelines or subconsciously based on the seeker’s intuition. This book analyzes the aforementioned duality by developing and testing a multi-theoretical research model dealing with information seeking stopping behavior in online scenarios. Thus, by delivering insights into the mechanisms that influence information seeking activities, this study does not only advance theory building in the Information Systems discipline and adjacent fields but is also highly relevant for practitioners and developers of information technology.

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AN WE ND UN GE N P R O B L E M E W I S S E N Erik Hemmer Information Seeking Stopping Behavior in Online Scenarios The Impact of Task, Technology and Individual Characteristics Er ik H em m er · In fo rm at io n Se ek in g St op pi ng B eh av io r i n O nl in e Sc en ar io s 52 Rüze=12pt The growing amount of information provided via web-based information tech- nologies forces the users of these technologies to stop seeking for information before having acquired all available information. This stopping decision is either made actively following clear guidelines or subconsciously based on the seeker’s intuition. This book analyzes the aforementioned duality by developing and testing a multi-theoretical research model dealing with information seeking stopping behavior in online scenarios. Thus, by delivering insights into the mechanisms that influence information seeking activities, this study does not only advance theory building in the Information Systems discipline and adjacent fields but is also highly relevant for practitioners and developers of information technology. Erik Hemmer was born in 1983. In 2008, he completed his studies of Information Systems at the University of Mannheim. Between 2008 and 2013, he conduct- ed the research that underlies this book at the University of Mannheim as a doctoral student and research assistant at the Chair of General Management and Information Systems of Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl. In 2012, the author was a...

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