Infopreneurship in Libraries and Information centers: The Influencing Factors

Document Type : Original Article


1 M.A. Student, knowledge and information science, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Knowledge and Information Science, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

3 Professor of Knowledge and Information Science, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.


Aim: The present study intends to identify the factors influencing the infopreneurship in library and information centers.
Methodology: This research is a mixed research in terms of approach and an applied one in terms of purpose. In the qualitative section sampling was done in a non-probabilistic and purposeful manner, and the effective factors were identified through semi-structured interviews. In the quantitative section, the viewpoints of 30 faculty members and doctoral students about the importance of each of the identified components were investigated.
Findings: In general, reviewing the literature, heuristic interviews and the ideas of research group ends to factors including 6 categories and 172 elements. According to the research findings, among the categories of infopreneurship factors, the "motivation and perseverance" in the category of infopreneurs characteristics, had the highest importance (mean= 4.33), and “creation of yellow Electronic pages and advertising” and “online political advertising (virtual politics)”, in the category of Infopreneurship activities (information jobs), had the lowest importance (mean= 3.10).
Conclusion: There have been a few researches in this area. Identification of the effective factors can be used in policy-making of libraries and information centers. The characteristics of Infopreneurs and other identified factors can be useful in the field of education of students and the realization of the third-generation university, which is an entrepreneurial university.


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