Searching for What I Want: Understanding the Impact of Anticipatory Search Control on Search Efficiency

Fei Liu, Bo Sophia Xiao, Eric Lim, Chee-Wee Tan

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    Abstrakt

    Inefficiencies associated with online information search are amplifying in the current era of big data. Despite growing scholarly interest in studying Internet users’ information search behaviour, there is a paucity of theory-guided investigation in this regard. In this paper, we draw on the theory of anticipa-tory system as our theoretical foundation to articulate the relationships between two salient types of search controls, namely search anticipation and search efficiency. We empirically validate our re-search model by conducting a field survey with 77 university students on an online restaurant review website that is modelled after its actual counterpart and populated with real restaurant review data. Findings from this study suggest that both search determination control and search manipulation con-trol enhance search result anticipation, which in turn improves search efficiency. Theoretical and practical implications of this study are discussed.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelECIS 2016 Proceedings
    RedaktørerMeltem Özturan, Matti Rossi, Daniel Veit
    Antal sider17
    UdgivelsesstedAtlanta, GA
    ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    Publikationsdato2016
    Artikelnummer22
    StatusUdgivet - 2016
    BegivenhedThe 24th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2016 - Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Tyrkiet
    Varighed: 12 jun. 201615 jun. 2016
    Konferencens nummer: 24
    http://www.ecis2016.eu/en/

    Konference

    KonferenceThe 24th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2016
    Nummer24
    LokationBoğaziçi University
    LandTyrkiet
    ByIstanbul
    Periode12/06/201615/06/2016
    Internetadresse
    NavnProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
    ISSN0000-0034

    Emneord

    • Search behaviour
    • Theory of anticipatory systems
    • Search control
    • Search efficiency

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