Author: Leung, To March
Title: Determinants of the adoption of technological innovations in organizations
Degree: M.Phil.
Year: 2005
Subject: Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Technological innovations -- Management
Organizational change
Department: Department of Management and Marketing
Pages: vii, 115 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
Abstract: The effects of the determinants of innovation have been criticized as being inconsistent across studies, confounding the predictive powers of the determinants. This study, to explain the inconsistency from a conceptual viewpoint, posits that the attitude of decision makers has a mediating and moderating role in the intention to adopt technological innovations. This study focuses on the empirical tests conducted on online retailing. Data collected from 109 different organizations indicates that, through the attitude, the perceived relative advantage and compatibility of adopting an innovation have indirect effects on the intention to adopt the innovation. Moreover, the results indicate that the attitude moderates the relationship between firm size and the intention to adopt the innovation. In particular, no relationship between firm size and adoption intention is found for firms where the attitude of the decision makers is less positive; but a relationship exists for the firms where the attitude of the decision makers is more positive.
Rights: All rights reserved
Access: open access

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
b18181181.pdfFor All Users1.45 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

Copyright Undertaking

As a bona fide Library user, I declare that:

  1. I will abide by the rules and legal ordinances governing copyright regarding the use of the Database.
  2. I will use the Database for the purpose of my research or private study only and not for circulation or further reproduction or any other purpose.
  3. I agree to indemnify and hold the University harmless from and against any loss, damage, cost, liability or expenses arising from copyright infringement or unauthorized usage.

By downloading any item(s) listed above, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the copyright undertaking as stated above, and agree to be bound by all of its terms.

Show full item record

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: