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Electronic Textbooks: An Empirical Study of Adoption Potential
The Liberty Business Review (2008)
  • Kendrick W Brunson, Liberty University

Mounting conflict brews between collegiate textbook publishers and their end users, college students. Currently, issuing a new textbook edition every 2-3 years provides the only primary revenue source for publishers and authors while escalating prices have spawned alternative outlets of new and used textbooks for students seeking lower prices. A popular publisher solution focuses on electronic textbooks, however, will college students adopt that technology? Research in this study of almost 800 Liberty University residential students reveals a strong reluctance to embrace e-books, and provides insightful rationale for such avoidance behavior.

Publication Date
Summer August, 2008
Citation Information
Kendrick W Brunson. "Electronic Textbooks: An Empirical Study of Adoption Potential" The Liberty Business Review Vol. VI Iss. 1 (2008)
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