Technology acceptance: an analysis of the social and personal influences that affect human reaction to disruptive technological change in mechatronics
Hillmer, Ute 2008. Technology acceptance: an analysis of the social and personal influences that affect human reaction to disruptive technological change in mechatronics. PhD Thesis University of East London Royal Docks Business School
Continuous developments in the fields of knowledge and technology compel rapidly changing business environments, thus, organisations are forced to change their way of doing business and adopt new technology at an increasingly faster
The central aim of this research study was to develop a greater understanding of the relationship between technology acceptance behaviour and social and/or personal influence in a working environment. The study attempted to further understand how social and personal influences affect an individual's subjective interpretation of a situation in which technology changes significantly. This was achieved by increasing an understanding of the subjective meaning users attain in a situation of technological change that leads to their particular technology acceptance behaviour.
In order to apply a multi- and cross-disciplinary consciousness about the spectrum of possible relationships, the individual, societal and organisational knowledge domains were critically explored. A model of social and individual influences developed, that was continuously modified in order to take into account new understandings from theory and the researcher's personal experience. This pragmatic bricolage - action research-based frame analysis
Based on this theoretical concept, grounded theory developed data from twenty-two cases of mechatronics machine designers in seven different companies in the
|Keywords||Changing business environments; New technology; Social identities|
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|Deposited||16 Jan 2014|
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