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Diffusion and Adoption of Information Technology : Proceedings of the first IFIP WG 8.6 working conference on the diffusion and adoption of information technology, Oslo, Norway, October 1995 - Karlheinz Kautz

Diffusion and Adoption of Information Technology

Proceedings of the first IFIP WG 8.6 working conference on the diffusion and adoption of information technology, Oslo, Norway, October 1995

By: Karlheinz Kautz (Editor), Jan Pries-Heje (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th April 1996
ISBN: 9780412756009
Number Of Pages: 224

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It. is well known that t.he introduction of a new technology in one organization not always produces the intended benefits (Levine, 1994). In many cases, either the receivers do not reach the intended level of use or simply the technology is rejected because it does not match with the expectations (true or false) and the accepted psychological effort to use it. The case of formal methods is a paradigmatic example of continual failures. The published cases with problems or failures only constitute the visible part of a large iceberg of adoption cases. It. is difficult to get companies to openly express the problems they had; however, from the experience of the author, failure cases are very common and they include any type of company. Many reasons to explain the failures (and in some cases the successes) could be postulated; however, the experiences are not structured enough and it is difficult to extract from them useful guidelines for avoiding future problems. Generally speaking, there is a trend to find the root of the problems in the technolĀ­ ogy itself and in its adequacy with the preexistent technological context. Technocratic technology transfer models describe the problems in terms of these aspects. Although it is true that those factors limit the probability of success, there is another source of explanations linked to the individuals and working teams and how they perceive the technology.

Research directions on diffusion and adoption of information technologyp. 3
The challenge of information technology transfer and diffusionp. 8
Adoption and implementation of IT: an evaluation of the applicability of Western strategic models to Chinese firmsp. 15
A prototype knowledge-based tool for software engineering adoption and implementationp. 32
The organisational politics of meetings and their technology - two case studies of video supported communicationp. 52
Comparison and analysis of diffusion modelsp. 65
Information technology transfer and implementation: the introduction of an electronic mail system in a public service organizationp. 83
On the diffusion of software technologies: technological frameworks and adoption profilesp. 96
Implementation planning for information systems: promoting the transition with a communication strategyp. 117
Integrating diffusion of innovations and theory of reasoned action models to predict utilization of information technology by end-usersp. 132
Interorganizational networks and the diffusion process: the case of networks not workingp. 147
Information technology adoption by small business: an empirical studyp. 160
Learning at workp. 176
Information technology and organizational change: the role of context in moderating change enabled by technologyp. 202
Index of contributorsp. 221
Keyword indexp. 222
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ISBN: 9780412756009
ISBN-10: 0412756005
Series: Ifip International Federation for Information Processing
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 30th April 1996
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.93 x 16.0  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.42