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Funding the academic library: An ethnographic study

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  • Otero-Boisvert, Maria
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
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Queensland University of Technology ePrints Archive
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Abstract

This thesis is an ethnographic study of social psychological theories of influence and persuasion in higher education decision making processes. It focuses on the academic library and the budget allocation process in one study site. The findings show that influence tactics such as liking, reciprocity and social proof are important elements in the interpersonal relationships which impact decisions. The researcher was able to determine and propose practical applications for academic library administrators and library and information science educators.

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