Information system diffusion in organizations - a control mechanism perspective

Abubakre, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-5481-1149, Crispin, C. and Jayawardhena, C., 2011. Information system diffusion in organizations - a control mechanism perspective. In: A. Ghoneim, M. Themistocleous, D. Koufopoulos and M. Kamal, eds., Proceedings of the European, Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems 2011 (EMCIS 2011), Athens, Greece, 30-31 May 2011. EMCIS. ISBN 9781902316857

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Research streams emphasize that after the excitement of adopting a new IS innovation, most do not employ the innovation to its full potential thus creating an assimilation gap. The failure of an IS to be fully diffused in an organization are, in most cases, due to employees resisting and not accepting the implemented innovation. The analysis of control mechanisms in IS research has proved to be a valuable approach to elucidate IS implementation and success experienced by organizations. The control mechanisms can be exercised thro ugh formal and informal modes. However, control mechanism theory have not yet been adopted to examine the process of IS diffusion in organizations. Therefore, there is a need to study the ways in which implemented control mechanisms impacts on the pro cess of diffusion of a Management Information System (MIS). Cooper and Zmud (1990) six stage IS implementation model will be applied to the research to illustrate and investigate the process of diffusion of the MIS. The research method will be an in-depth case study. It is anticipated that investigating IS diffusion from the perspective of control will considerably provide fresh insights in the understanding process of IS diffusion in organizations.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Abubakre, M., Crispin, C. and Jayawardhena, C.
Publisher: EMCIS
Date: May 2011
ISBN: 9781902316857
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
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Date Added: 28 Oct 2015 10:33
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2019 11:59
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