Title

A Grounded Theory Approach to Information Technology Adoption

Campus Units

Supply Chain and Information Systems

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Journal or Book Title

Communications of the Association for Information Systems

Volume

34

Issue

81

First Page

1379

Last Page

1407

DOI

10.17705/1CAIS.03481

Abstract

This study explores the nature of information technology adoption based on phenomena found in the real world. We selected the grounded theory method (GTM) for this study, which involved two sites located in the USA. and eight sites located in Taiwan. The results exemplify a multi-year, multi-site grounded theory approach to generating theory that helps explain information technology (IT) adoption in an organizational context. The core categories of the model are developed from, grounded on, and extracted from the data, and are casually linked into four adoption processes: motivation, solutions fit, values, and decision stage. The nature of the information technology adoption model could help researchers and practitioners understand that managers have one or more motivations, seek IT solutions to fulfill their motivations, evaluate IT solutions, and make decision after judging IT value. We also present an assessment of the theory, and discuss its relevance and directions for future research.

Comments

This article is published as Shiau, W., & George, J. F. (2014). A Grounded Theory Approach to Information Technology Adoption. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 34, pp-pp. https://doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.03481.

Copyright Owner

Communications of the Association for Information Systems

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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