Lessons from the literature on the theory of technology dominance: Possibilities for an extended research framework

Anis Triki, Martin Michael Weisner

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    This manuscript provides a detailed review of the extant literature on the Theory of Technology Dominance (TTD) (Arnold and Sutton 1998) and proposes a research framework for refinement of the predictions offered by the TTD. Based on the reviewed TTD studies and related decision aid research, additional factors that may affect users tendency toward reliance or no reliance on the recommendation of an intelligent decision aid (DA) are identified and consolidated into a refined model. Following Arnold and Sutton s (1998) deductive-analytical approach, as well as Weber s (2003) four-step theory-building methodology, four additional factors (initial trust, confidence, built trust, and explanation) are identified and linked to the existing TTD framework via articulation of five novel propositions. As such, the present study makes a theoretical contribution to the information systems literature, as well as to the broader reliance literature and identifies possibilities for future inquiry into practice-relevant understanding of human-computer interactions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)41-69
    Number of pages29
    JournalJournal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014

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