TITLE

Changes in Attitudes Toward an Information Systems Innovation: Reactions to Implementation Delays

AUTHOR(S)
Livingstone, Linda Parrack; White, Margaret A.; Nelson, Debra L.; Tabak, Filiz
PUB. DATE
June 2002
SOURCE
American Business Review;Jun2002, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p80
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The role of attitudes and psychological factors in determining acceptance of new technologies is readily acknowledged in management research (Coovert and Goldstein 1980, Fine 1985, Davidson and Walley 1986, Guimaraes and Igbaria 1997, Foster et al. 1998, Papa et al. 1998, Minsky and Matin 1999). The impact of individual differences, attitudes and beliefs on acceptance of new information technologies has particularly been explored (Agarwal and Prasad 1999, Hacker et al. 1998). Ettlie and O'Keefe (1982) demonstrated the importance of evaluating both attitudes toward change in general and attitudes toward the specific innovation in examining the ways individuals adjust to new technology. Therefore, in the present study, two attitudes of interest, attitude toward change and attitude toward working with computers, were explored. Although a general attitude, attitude toward change is of interest in regard to this specific technological change because of the relationship it has with an individual's ability to adjust to change situations, regardless of the type of change (Trumbo, 1961). The more specific attitude toward working with computers is important to examine because it corresponds closely with the event of interest - a delayed computer system implementation (Azjen and Fishbein, 1977).
ACCESSION #
6923281

 

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