INFORMATION ACQUISITION IN ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING: A SYSTEMS MODEL APPROACH.

Harold Kaufman

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    Abstract

    A study was initiated in an attempt to remedy some of the deficiencies in the available data on information acquisition behavior of experienced engineers in carrying out problem-solving tasks. The development of information use models that take into account the characteristics of the work as well as organizational climate are discussed. It was found that the use of certain types of information sources appear to be affected by barriers and facilitators created by the work and organization. Engineers are more likely to use published information as well as external professional sources if they are stimulated by challenging work, which, in turn, is affected by a good organization climate. On the other hand, a poor organization climate and lack of work challenge tend to create internal communication barriers which apparently require engineers to turn to more accessible information sources.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
    PublisherInt Technology Inst
    Pages423-424
    Number of pages2
    StatePublished - 1984

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    Engineers
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    Kaufman, H. (1984). INFORMATION ACQUISITION IN ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING: A SYSTEMS MODEL APPROACH. In Unknown Host Publication Title (pp. 423-424). Int Technology Inst.

    INFORMATION ACQUISITION IN ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING : A SYSTEMS MODEL APPROACH. / Kaufman, Harold.

    Unknown Host Publication Title. Int Technology Inst, 1984. p. 423-424.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Kaufman, H 1984, INFORMATION ACQUISITION IN ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING: A SYSTEMS MODEL APPROACH. in Unknown Host Publication Title. Int Technology Inst, pp. 423-424.
    Kaufman H. INFORMATION ACQUISITION IN ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING: A SYSTEMS MODEL APPROACH. In Unknown Host Publication Title. Int Technology Inst. 1984. p. 423-424
    Kaufman, Harold. / INFORMATION ACQUISITION IN ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING : A SYSTEMS MODEL APPROACH. Unknown Host Publication Title. Int Technology Inst, 1984. pp. 423-424
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