The rapid growth of IT capital investments requires the corresponding development of IS human resources to effectively implement and apply the new technologies. This study addresses a critical, emerging research area for the development of young IS knowledge workers, which is key to providing the human infrastructure for successful implementation of IT in the future. Drawing upon the theory and methodology from several different lines of prior research, this current research project is designed to study the relationship between information seeking/knowledge acquisition behaviors and job performance of young IS workers. This paper describes a current research project in progress which investigates the information seeking and knowledge acquisition behavior of young IS workers. It is proposed that an understanding of how young IS workers approach their work and the factors facilitating or limiting their task learning process and job performance could lead to important findings affecting research, education and industry practice.
Lee, Denis, "Information Seeking and Knowledge Acquisition Behaviors of Young Information Systems Workers: Preliminary Analysis" (1999). AMCIS 1999 Proceedings. 300.