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ERIC Number: EJ826489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0011-8052
Vital Business Educators' Perceptions about the Usefulness of Business Education Periodicals: Making the Relevant Literature More Accessible
Scott, James Calvert; Blaszczynski, Carol; Green, Diana J.; Fagerheim, Britt Anna
Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, v50 n1 p4-17 Win 2008
Problem: The business education literature isn't accessible. Research Questions: Which business education periodicals do vital business educators perceive to be more useful? In which databases and/or indices are they found? How much literature is fugitive? What strategies might increase literature accessibility? Research Method: Delphi technique. Data Collection Procedures: A survey was distributed to 25 vital business educators. Results: The "Delta Pi Epsilon Journal" and the "NABTE Review" were rated as essential to the profession; nine periodicals were rated as very useful; and six periodicals were rated as useful. Eleven databases and indices were identified as potentially useful. Conclusions: Approximately 37% of the studied periodicals are fugitive, confirming literature inaccessibility. Recommendations: Strategies to increase the accessibility of the business education literature include libraries carefully selecting complementary databases, getting periodicals indexed, placing periodical tables of contents on the web, improving fugitive-literature retrieval skills, and developing an electronic business education database. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A