Information Seeking Stopping Behavior in Online Scenarios

Reihe: Informationstechnologie und Ökonomie - Band 52

Erscheinungsjahr: 2013

Autor: Erik Hemmer

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. XVIII, 234 pp., 36 tables, 23 graphs

ISBN 978-3-631-64352-5 br.  (Softcover)


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.


Human computer-based information behavior - Information seeking stopping behavior in online contexts - Psychophysiological research approach - NeuroIS - Empirical research - Theory development - Impact of social richness - Social media.


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 conducted 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 visiting researcher at the Texas Tech University