Adoption of complex technologies in organizations

a study of the transfer and adoption of a complex technology : determinant factors, stages, and processes leading to organizational change

Ramon Fernandez-Caamano

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Abstract

The results of this study provide a significant leap forward in our understanding of the adoption of complex technologies in organizations. Every organization engaged in the adoption of technologies to bring about change could benefit from these findings. - James Allen Leach, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Through a rigorous empirical analysis this study identifies the determinants of diffusion and infusion in the adoption of technologies in organizations. Conclusions from this study have the potential to guide organizations' decisions in integrating new technologies. - Chokri Dridi, University of Alberta. An important and timely piece of research that moves the theoretical understanding of the complex process of organizational adaptation of technology forward and offers valuable insights for practice. Fernandez-Caamano's study is exemplary in design and execution, and among the few that achieve the level of sophistication required to capture the multi-level dimensions and intricate dynamics associated with the diffusion and infusion of complex technologies and resultant organizational changes.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSaarbrucken, Germany
PublisherVDM Verlag
ISBN (Print)9783639037036
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Technological innovations--Mathematical models
  • Organizational change--Mathematical models
  • technology complexity
  • organizational culture
  • diffusion
  • infusion
  • organizational change

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