The contingent adoption of ICT innovations: The case of an Indonesian university

Sandra Irawan, Susan Foster, Kerry Tanner

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    Using the context of a university in a developing country, this research is employing a single case study with embedded design to examine the perspective of academics as secondary adopters of managerial ICT innovations. By exploring the influence of mediating factors towards the adoption and implementation of the innovations, this research will contribute to and extend the hybrid innovation diffusion framework advocated by Gallivan (2001) in a university setting in Indonesia. Gallivan (2001) suggests that innovation diffusion studies should accommodate the contingent adoption scenario where the innovation is first adopted at an organisational level, leaving organisation members as secondary adopters. Universities frequently utilise this scenario as university executives initially adopt innovations before mandating them to academics. The framework is therefore a suitable tool to be used to assess ICT innovation diffusion in universities. The research has reviewed the available literature, identified the research gap and developed a preliminary conceptual framework upon which to analyse the case study. After the data is analysed, a refinement of the framework will be undertaken.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPACIS 2016 Proceedings
    EditorsPatrick Y.K. Chau, She-I Chang
    PublisherPacific Asia Conference on Information Systems
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9789860491029
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventPacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2016 - Chiayi, Taiwan
    Duration: 27 Jun 20161 Jul 2016
    Conference number: 20th (Proceedings)


    ConferencePacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2016
    Abbreviated titlePACIS 2016
    OtherThe Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) is an annual academic conference intended to provide a high quality conference for researchers, senior scholars, practitioners to share their visions and knowledge. The theme of the conference this year is “IT Governance for Future Society.” With the rapid development and application of new information technologies, how to manage them effectively to increase productivity and reduce risks is critical. This is particularly important for developing countries in the Asia Pacific Region.
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    • Contingent adoption scenario
    • ICT innovation diffusion
    • Managerial area
    • Universities

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