Lihong Zhou

Lihong Zhou
Wuhan University | WHU · College of Information Management

PhD in Information Studies

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October 2011 - present
Wuhan University
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Publications (49)
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In this article, Ms Yihang Chen with her supervisor, Prof Lihong Zhou, reports on her MA in Library Science study aimed to identify user requirements of library research support services (RSS) at the universities of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in China. This study adopted an inductive qualitative approach, employed as a case study and 14 TCM...
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The iSchools Organization encompasses 121 information and library science schools around the globe, and is rapidly expanding. Officially begun in the early 2000s as a way to bolster a sense of field‐wide purpose and identity relevant to the twenty‐first century, among other objectives, iSchools are positioned as those sharing an interest in informa...
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Purpose The provision of high-quality e-Government services requires efficient and collaborative sharing of data across varied types of government agencies. However, interagency government data sharing (IDS) is not always spontaneous, active and unconditional. Adopting a stickiness theory, this paper reports on a research study, which explores the...
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This study aims to discern China’s approach to the development of ‘Internet Plus Government Services’ (IPGS) through the systematic search, collection, and analysis of IPGS working plans issued by provincial-level government entities in China. Eighty-one IPGS working plans were retrieved and analysed by applying a qualitative content analysis appro...
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The lack of interagency government data sharing (IDS) has emerged as a central problem for the development of China's Internet Plus Government Services (IPGS). To identify, explain, and understand barriers to IDS in China, a total of 1495 articles were retrieved from the China Academic Journal Network Publishing Database (CAJD) and China Science Pe...
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This paper reports on a research study aiming to identify the user requirements of digital scholarship services (DSS) in university libraries. Due to the exploratory nature of this study, a case study approach was adopted as the overarching methodology. Wuhan University Library (one of the top university libraries in China) was adopted as the case...
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This paper reports on a literature review, which aims to understand, analyse and provide a perspective on mechanisms influence the health information seeking behaviours (HISB) of the elderly in a technology-amplified social environment. This study adopted a literature analysis approach, for the analysis of articles retrieved from Web of Science and...
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Despite the increasing focus on the protection and promotion of the cultures of ethnic minority groups in China, the multicultural services in China’s public libraries have not yet been strengthened. This paper reports on a research study that aimed to develop a framework of library multicultural services to serve as a conceptual basis for the deve...
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Purpose This paper aims to report on a literature review that aimed to establish a guiding framework for the development of digital scholarship services in China’s university libraries. Design/methodology/approach The framework was developed through systematically searching, screening, assessing, coding and aggregating digital scholarship servic...
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This paper presents data regarding the publication of Chinese English‐language journals (CELAJs), building on previously published information to investigate the status, growth, and international penetration of these journals. The article also presents three case studies of CELJs to demonstrate different strategies for achieving internationalizatio...
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The provision of digital scholarship services (DSS) in China's university is very unsystematic and fragmented. This paper reports on a literature review that aims to develop a comprehensive theoretical framework, which can serve as a practical guide for the development of DSS in China's university libraries. The framework was developed through syst...
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This study investigates the evolution of diabetics’ concerns based on the analysis of terms in the Diabetes category logs on the Yahoo! Answers website. Two sets of question-and-answer (Q&A) log data were collected: one from December 2, 2005 to December 1, 2006; the other from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. Network analysis and a t -test were per...
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This paper focuses on the recent development of the National Cultural Information Resources Sharing Project in China. This is a national scale project that was initiated by the Chinese central government and has stimulated immense academic attention. Specifically, this paper attempts to understand people's expectations and requirements on the proje...
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This research study aimed to investigate the lack of student engagement in Chinese library science (LS) undergraduate education. Specifically, this study aimed to identify and understand the causes of the lack of student engagement and to articulate effective and pragmatic resolving strategies. This study adopted an inductive approach and a single...
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In response to the rapid growth of international students in China's universities, it is important for university libraries to extend their existing services, which were mainly designed for native Chinese students. This paper reports on a research study aimed at extending library services for international students by identifying and understanding...
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Purpose This paper reports on a critical literature review, which aimed to identify, understand and qualify barriers that hinder the release of open government data (OGD) in China. Moreover, this paper aims to develop and propose a theoretical framework, which can be adopted as a basis for empirical investigation in the future, and to articulate m...
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Objective: This paper reports on a research study, which aims to identify, qualify, and theorize the external barriers that prevent and hinder the exercises and activities of patient-centered knowledge sharing (KS) in healthcare organizations. Methods: The project adopted a qualitative secondary analysis approach as the overarching methodology t...
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Knowledge sharing (KS) disengagement has been accepted as a novel and alternative explanation for the lack of KS in organisational environment. However, in the healthcare environment, the disengagement from KS between healthcare professionals has not been studied. This paper reports on a research study, which aims to explore and understand the caus...
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Purpose Self-service libraries (SSLs) have been regarded as an effective approach to provide convenient book services to the enormously large populations of China’s cities. These SSLs are in fact automatic book service machines, which provide a combination of services, including reading card issuing, book lending and returning, and book reservation...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss a teaching project and a series of systematic efforts to promote an information literacy instruction (ILI) module and transform it into a successful and well-established massive open online courses (MOOCs). Specifically, this paper provides not only a detailed description and discussion on these tra...
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This paper reports on a secondary analysis of a previously completed case study that aimed to investigate knowledge sharing (KS) in Chinese hospitals. Specifically, the secondary analysis aims to identify, qualify and theorise external barriers that prevent and hinder patient-centred KS in healthcare organisations. The analysis revealed that health...
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Background: This paper reports on a research study that aims to identify and explain barriers to knowledge sharing (KS) in the provision of healthcare referral services in Chinese healthcare organisations. Design: An inductive case study approach was employed, in which 24 healthcare professionals and workers from four healthcare organisations in...
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This paper reports on a research study that aimed to mitigate and propose strategies to overcome barriers to patient-centered knowledge sharing (KS) in the interprofessional collaboration of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Medicine (WM) professionals, who coexist and collaborate in the same hospitals in China. This research adopted a...
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This study aims to investigate the Chinese indigenous innovation and knowledge creativity in food industry. A set of Intellectual Property (IP) policies and high-level strategies, established by Chinese central government, were evaluated to cultivate and encourage indigenous innovations and creation of knowledge in food industry through enhancing t...
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This chapter presents the research methodology selected for the research project presented in the book. The selection of research methodology was guided by the main aim of this project, which is to identify KS barriers between TCM and WM healthcare professionals in their patient-centred collaboration. Furthermore, the selection of research methodol...
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In order to achieve the main aim of this research project, which is to identify KS barriers between TCM and WM healthcare professionals in the Chinese healthcare environment, it is fundamental to review existing KS and KM literature relating to the healthcare environment. This exercise of literature review has three main purposes: (1) to enhance th...
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This chapter describes and discusses the context of this research project. To be more specific, this chapter aims to (1) provide a perspective on the context; and (2) enhance the contextual sensitivity, which is essential to the researchers in order to understand, contextualise, and interpret informants’ responses. To achieve these two aims, this c...
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This book reports on a PhD research project aimed at identifying barriers to sharing patient knowledge in the collaboration of TCM and WM healthcare professionals in the context of Chinese hospitals. This chapter concludes this book. More specifically, this conclusion chapter discusses the following issues: summary of research findings, responding...
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This chapter aims at presenting the research findings and discussing and criticising individual KS barriers. As shown in Table 6.1, the emerging theory saturated on five main categories, which consist of 13 sub-categories and 47 KS barriers, which prevent the exchange of patient knowledge between WM and TCM healthcare professionals.
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On the basis of the discussion focusing on research methodology in Chap. 4, this chapter presents and discusses research design.
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The investigation of information systems (IS) development usually relies on two different research approaches, namely, quantitative approach and qualitative approach. Both approaches are equally important and useful to the development of IS theories. No research approach should be considered to be superior or inferior to the other. However, the mai...
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In 1950, immediately after the establishment of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and as advocated by the first communist president Chairman Mao Zedong, the First National Healthcare Conference approved the creation of a national healthcare system, based on the provision of two very different types of medicine, namely Traditional Chinese Medici...
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Chapter 6 presented the research findings and discussed identified barriers to sharing patient knowledge between TCM and WM healthcare professionals. This chapter conceptualises the research findings and presents an integrated model of the final theory. Furthermore, this chapter compares the emerging model with existing KS models, elicits the impli...
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Main ideas presented in the information literacy seminar held in Wuhan University was reviewed. Core thoughts of the group discussion was manifested by seven leading speakers. Primary conclusions deducted from the discussion are: information literacy brings more efficient organizations; data curation should be highlighted in information literacy; l...
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Purpose ‐ The purpose of this paper is to present and discuss the process of doing qualitative inductive research in China, drawing its conclusions from a grounded theory study. To be more specific, this paper reflects on the process of approaching interviewees, guaranteeing their participation, conducting the interviews and encouraging responses i...
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This study focuses on the investigation of the influence of human capital factors on the tax collection efficiency. Literature review indicated that although the efficiency evaluation of tax collection has been discussed in previous study, the influence of human capital factors on the tax collection efficiency has seldom been addressed. Hence, the...
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This paper reports on a research project that aims at identifying knowledge sharing (KS) barriers between traditional and western medicine practitioners co-existing and complementing each other in Chinese healthcare organisations. The study focuses on the tacit aspects of patient knowledge, rather than the traditional technical information shared t...
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This study focuses on the problem of individual tax evasion and its perception and cognition. Since individuals are prone to evade payment of taxes by concealing the information of personal income, it is very important to use tax intelligence information to recognize tax evasion. However, very limited work has been done in this field in China, espe...
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Enterprises resource planning (ERP) systems are becoming more commonly applied by modern companies to manage and support the enterprise-wide business processes. This paper aimed to investigate the understanding of managers and staff on ERP systems in Chinese SOEs. The study took a case study approach and used chi-square tests to analyze the data de...
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A growing number of Information Systems (IS) research is drawing upon Grounded Theory (GT), as an inductive research methodology particularly suited to the development of theory that is grounded in rich socio-technical contexts that are understood through the analysis of data collected directly from those specific environments. Studies in IS are em...
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Chinese information systems (IS) research is limped by a presumption that a scientific IS study should follow a quantitative approach and statistic analyses. On the other hand, qualitative approach is generally viewed as "too soft" or not scientific enough. As a qualitative approach, desk case-study research approach has been widely accepted and ap...
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Purpose – Despite its tremendous success and achievements, the information science (IS) industry has been plagued by shadows of failure and inefficiency since its early days. This paper takes the stance that poor communication with target organizations and users is one of the major causes of these problems. If this communication is not properly rec...
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Grounded Theory is an established methodological approach for context specific inductive theory building. The grounded nature of the methodology refers to these specific contexts from which emergent propositions are drawn. Thus, any grounded theory study requires not only theoretical sensitivity, but also a good insight on how to design the researc...
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This paper reports a research project purposed at identifying knowledge sharing (KS) barriers in the collaboration and complementary practices of healthcare professionals from disciplines of Western Medicine (WM) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Chinese healthcare organisations. Grounded Theory is adopted as the overarching methodology to...
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Purpose – This paper aims to present a study of Information Systems project risk management aimed at identifying a risk ontology and checklist that will enable decision making and mitigation strategy planning in information system (IS) development in the public sector. This sector is an ideal research field in risk management practices, due to the...

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This on-going research project aims to identify and resolve problems in the existing provision of library services to groups of people, who have been largely overlooked in the current library service framework. These groups include migrants, minorities and disabled library users. This project consists of several sub-projects mainly focusing on library services located in China.
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Develop a theoretical framework for the development of digital scholarship services in China's academic libraries.