Academic social networking services (ASNS) will need to rely on the continued participation of their members in order to transition from venture-backed to self-sustaining businesses. Postdoctoral researchers, or PDRs, are likely to have a particular interest in membership participation as a means of distinguishing themselves professionally. The following paper is quantitative research into PDRs’ intent to participate in an ASNS from the perspectives of Social Influence Theory and Social Cognitive Theory. A survey of postdoctoral researcher users will identify the relationship between social influences and participation in an ASNS.
|Commitee:||MacLennan, Helen , Embry, Kenneth|
|School:||Saint Leo University|
|Department:||School of Business|
|School Location:||United States -- Florida|
|Source:||DAI-A 82/5(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Marketing, Web Studies, Mass communications|
|Keywords:||Academia.edu, Academic social networking sites, Online communities, ResearchGate, Social cognitive theory, Social influence theory|
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