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Article
Publication date: 1 July 2014

Abdul Mannan Khan and Aslam Ansari

– This study aims to examine the effective and efficiency account of social networking (SN) tools and how it affects communication with others and anticipatory awareness.

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to examine the effective and efficiency account of social networking (SN) tools and how it affects communication with others and anticipatory awareness.

Design/methodology/approach

For the purpose of the study, a set of questionnaires was prepared by the authors and furnished to information professionals.

Findings

The findings disclose that some SN tools are gaining popularity among Library and Information Science (LIS) professionals in India. The most active professionals are aged 26-35 years; the habits of using SN are different from traditional searches for research purposes. The professionals provide opinion that SN is very effective to deliver LIS.

Research limitations

The present study assesses the role of SN in LIS from information professionals of Indian science and technology institutions.

Originality/value

SN is growing rapidly as a medium of communication between individuals to share their experiences and information regarding interests, and also helps to build ongoing relationships. In the field of LIS services, it may help to develop technology literacy and proficiency.

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 31 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Article
Publication date: 4 January 2016

Abdul Mannan Khan

– The purpose of the study is to know the collection development and its organizational pattern of university libraries in India.

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Purpose

The purpose of the study is to know the collection development and its organizational pattern of university libraries in India.

Design/methodology/approach

For the purpose of the study, three sets of questionnaire were prepared by the researcher and furnished to librarians and acquisition librarians (collection development in charge) of these referred libraries.

Findings

The survey reveals that the old centralized universities are better placed in terms of all the parameters of collection development. It is also being revealed that there is a difference between the two old centralized and newly centralized universities especially in Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, the de-novo centralized university. It has to do a lot in the sphere of information technology (IT) application and IT-enabled services to the users. Furthermore, there is a conspicuous difference between the two categories that the newly centralized universities are highly lagging behind the old centralized universities in organizational patter of collection development.

Originality/value

There are a number of studies on collection development in the world, but this is the first of its kind within Indian Universities.

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Collection Building, vol. 35 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Article
Publication date: 5 October 2015

Jamal Qasim and Abdul Mannan Khan

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the use of electronic journals (e-journals) by the scientists of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Institute of…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the use of electronic journals (e-journals) by the scientists of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) – a center of excellence in the field of genomics and integrative biology situated in Delhi, India.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is based on the results of a well-structured questionnaire administered to all the scientists of the institute for the purpose of data collection.

Findings

The main findings are that the scientists are more attracted toward e-journals specially on those provided by CSIR-NISCAIR Consortia, NKRC than those available via direct subscription. From this survey, the investigator has been able to find out that almost all the scientists are consulting e-journals from their campus cabin, not only for research purposes but also to update their own knowledge. The infrastructure to use e-journals are superb and there is no technological problem specially hardware and software support with high bandwidth of Internet speed exists here, as CSIR-IGIB uses largest computing facility (four Tflop/s) in Asia outside Japan (ranked 158th among the World’s Top 500 Super Computers). Respondents also identified that there is dire need for training in using e-resources and retrieving pinpointed information from the databases.

Research limitations/implications

The present paper consists only of scientists and the geographical area is restricted to CSIR-IGIB, Delhi. The scope of the paper can be extended to additional CSIR libraries. A comparative study can also be made among some biological research libraries of CSIR Institutes.

Originality/value

There are a number of studies on the use of e-journals by CSIR scientists, but this is the first of its kind which covers scientists of IGIB that has the largest computing facility (four Tflop/s) in Asia outside Japan. As such, it should pave the way for research and lead a model role for other CSIR Institutes as well as elsewhere.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 33 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Article
Publication date: 7 August 2009

Abdul Mannan Khan and Naved Ahmad

The purpose of this paper is to find out the level of awareness and use of e‐journals by the researchers of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and the Banaras Hindu…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to find out the level of awareness and use of e‐journals by the researchers of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) – both central universities funded by the University Grants Commission.

Design/methodology/approach

A well‐structured questionnaire is administered to the research scholars of the AMU and BHU to collect data regarding the use of e‐journals.

Findings

The survey reveals that most of the research scholars are aware of the availability of e‐journals and largely use them for reference purposes in their research work. They fully agree that with the usage of e‐journal the quality of research work improves with enrichment of appurtenant contents and materials leading to high‐quality manuscript. It is however found that lack of training is the obstacle in proper and full utilization of e‐journals.

Research limitations/implications

The present paper consists only of e‐journal users and the geographical area is restricted to AMU, Aligarh and BHU, Varanasi. The scope of the paper can be extended to additional centrally funded universities. An intra‐comparative study could also be made between some select central and state universities for users of e‐journal.

Originality/value

There are a number of studies on the use of e‐journals, but this is the first of its kind within Indian central universities. As such, it should pave the way for research in other Indian universities as well as elsewhere.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 27 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Article
Publication date: 19 January 2010

Abdul Mannan Khan

The main purpose of the study is to identify the current status of collection development organizational patterns and to make a comparative analysis of collection…

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Purpose

The main purpose of the study is to identify the current status of collection development organizational patterns and to make a comparative analysis of collection development organizational patterns of the four central university libraries of Uttar Pradesh (UP) i.e. Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Allahabad University (ALU) and Baba Bhim Rao Ambedkar University (BBRAU).

Design/methodology/approach

A well structured questionnaire was administered to the librarians and acquisitions librarians of the four central university libraries under study.

Findings

It has been found that there is a conspicuous difference between the two categories and that the newly centralized universities are lagging far behind the old centralized universities in collection development organizational patterns.

Research limitations/implications

The present study consists only of collection development organizational patterns in central university libraries of UP. The scope of the study can be extended to some more centrally funded universities.

Originality/value

There are a number of studies on collection development organizational patterns in the world, but this is the first of its kind within Indian central universities.

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Collection Building, vol. 29 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Article
Publication date: 30 September 2014

Abdul Mannan Khan and Mehnaz Siddiqui

The purpose of this paper is to examine users’ attitude toward the implementation of information technology (IT) on the library of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine users’ attitude toward the implementation of information technology (IT) on the library of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS). The paper also aims to explore the hindrances and recommendations for IT-enabled services and find out the present status of automation in the library of SGPGIMS.

Design/methodology/approach

A well-structured questionnaire was designed to collect the data for the present study. A thorough survey of the literature was done to examine the findings of the earlier relevant studies.

Findings

The results of the survey provide the important information regarding the state-of-the-art of the users of mentioned library. It also finds the barriers due to which overall implication of IT is being delayed. The findings of the study bequeath measures to eradicate the barriers and get the fully automated medical library.

Originality/value

The study will have important implications on policymakers, librarians and other higher authorities of SGPGIMS to improve the IT status of their library. It evaluates the users need and points out the measures which can improve the IT status of these libraries.

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 31 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Article
Publication date: 11 November 2020

Hanudin Amin

This study aims to examine the effects of Islamic altruism, level of iman and maqasid consumer index on young intellectuals’ willingness to choose murabahah to the…

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Purpose

This study aims to examine the effects of Islamic altruism, level of iman and maqasid consumer index on young intellectuals’ willingness to choose murabahah to the purchase orderer (MPO) vehicle financing. Besides, the role of the level of iman or faith as a mediator is examined.

Design/methodology/approach

Earlier studies have reported the limited application of the Islamic theory of consumer behaviour (ITCB) to the vehicle financing context. This lack of theoretical foundation might provide a potential explanation for the mixed empirical support that has been found. This study, therefore, uses the ITCB to study young intellectuals’ willingness to take up the facility. The data were analysed using partial least squares based on 312 respondents.

Findings

The results obtained from this study confirm that the ITCB should be applied to understand the willingness behaviour amongst young graduates in selecting MPO vehicle financing. The level of iman was found a key factor not only as an independent variable but also as a mediator.

Research limitations/implications

This study is limited in terms of its generalisation and research context.

Practical implications

New insight into patronage factors for MPO vehicle financing is provided along with the applicability outcome of the ITCB.

Originality/value

This paper applies the ITCB into the MPO vehicle financing context and using young intellectuals to examine the validity and reliability of the ITCB.

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Management Research Review, vol. 44 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2040-8269

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Article
Publication date: 11 December 2019

Abdul Mannan and Muhammad Kashif

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the integrative effects of abusive supervision (AS), perceived injustice (PI) and ethical conflict (EC) on occupational…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the integrative effects of abusive supervision (AS), perceived injustice (PI) and ethical conflict (EC) on occupational turnover intentions (OTI) among frontline employees (FLEs). Furthermore, the mediating role of quiescent silence (QS) is examined.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors collected survey-based data from 320 FLEs working in different service sector organizations of Pakistan. The snow-ball sampling technique is employed to approach respondents of this study. The collected data are analyzed through structural equation modeling (SEM) technique using SmartPLS 3.0.

Findings

The AS, PI and EC are found to collectively predict OTI among FLEs with a mediating effect of QS. The EC is the strongest predictor of OTI.

Practical implications

The results imply that service managers must ensure that employees are treated fairly. Furthermore, relevant trainings are offered to FLEs in order to maintain the required ethical standards at work to reduce EC perceptions.

Originality/value

The study is pioneer in presenting the relationship between QS and occupational turnover among FLEs. Furthermore, the study advocates the mediating role of employee quiescent silence to enrich the relationship between socio-psychological factors (i.e. AS, EC and PI) and OTI.

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Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, vol. 12 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-4323

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Article
Publication date: 1 January 1989

Volker Nienhaus

The aim of this paper is to show that there is need for revitalization of the normative branch of political economy. The first part of this paper will deal with some…

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The aim of this paper is to show that there is need for revitalization of the normative branch of political economy. The first part of this paper will deal with some methodological reservations against a participation of economists in a rational discussion of normative issues. The second and third parts will outline the approaches and problems of two unconventional schools of thought in present‐day economics which make attempts to strive for a reconciliation of positive and normative economics.

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Humanomics, vol. 5 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0828-8666

Article
Publication date: 14 October 2013

Amjid Khan and Shamshad Ahmed

This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of HEC digital library resources and services in the public sector universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan on the basis…

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Purpose

This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of HEC digital library resources and services in the public sector universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan on the basis of research scholars' satisfaction and its impact on their research progress.

Design/methodology/approach

A descriptive survey research method was adopted in order to achieve the objectives of this study. A stratified random sampling technique was used to solicit data from both genders. Research scholars of MS/MPhil and PhD from 14 public sector universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were selected as sampled for this study. A structured questionnaire was developed to collect data and a five-point Likert scale was used to know the purpose and the satisfaction level of respondents with digital library resources. The impact of digital library on research and problems faced by them while using these resources was also measured by using a five-point Likert scale.

Findings

The results of this study indicate that near to one-fourth of the respondents used digital library resources two to three times a week for article writing and thesis or dissertation purposes. The study concluded that digital library provides effective resources and services to research scholars and also found a significant impact on their research progress at these universities. However, research scholars were not satisfied with the support of library professionals regarding the use of digital library resources. The study has identified several problems encountered by respondents in the use of digital library resources and services.

Practical implications

The findings of this study and their implications will be helpful for HEC authorities, universities libraries administrators, decision and policy makers and LIS professionals both in Pakistan and in other places. They should benefit from considering the experience of research scholars with digital library resources. This experience can help future subscriptions, training and use of these resources to maximize research scholars' success and achievement in their research activities.

Originality/value

The study is the first of its kind and an important source for knowing the effectiveness of digital library resources on research scholars' progress at Pakistani universities.

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 30 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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