Factors influencing the adoption of new information technology in the staffing industry

by Adegoke, Benjamin B., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2007, 126 pages; 3288792


Recent studies of organizations have emphasized the impact of information technology on organizational structure. But in addition to being affected by technological trends, organizations are also often the agents of technological change. It is often the adopters of new technologies that give meaning and life to technological change. This study considered the impact of organizational decisions and practices on technological trends and the diffusion of technology in the staffing industry. Little empirical research has addressed the adoption of technology across organizations. Based on a nationally representative sample of U.S. organizations in the United States, this study explored the diffusion of Internet-based technology across staffing organizations and examined the organizational characteristics associated with the adoption of information technology in the staffing industry. The objectives of the study were as follows: (a) to determine the perceived importance and satisfaction level regarding selected information technology applications currently adopted by the staffing industry, (b) to assess individual perceptions of technology innovation and motivation to use technology, and (c) to analyze differences in individual perceptions of technology innovation, motivation, and technology inhibitors among staffing industry administrators with different demographic profiles and behavioral characteristics. Results showed that staffing administrators' adoption of new IT is affected by individual perceptions of technology, technology motivations, and technology inhibitors, but not by organizational computing supports.

AdviserRichard Yellen
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Information science
Publication Number3288792

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