A quantitative analysis of the effects of organizational, leadership, and membership characteristics on information technology adoption in nonprofit church-based organizations

by Burch, Vaughn S., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2009, 114 pages; 3387837


The adoption of Information Technology (IT) in nonprofit organizations has been studied extensively and has provided insight into its antecedents and indicators. Little research can be found in the literature that focuses specifically on nonprofit church based organizations. These organizations have unique factors that can affect the antecedents and indicators that have been found in nonprofit secular organizations. This study focused specifically on identifying the organization, leadership, and membership characteristics that affect IT adoption by surveying churches who indicate they already use some form of computer processing in their organization. A quantitative research methodology was used to survey a sample of 480 churches from around the country asking questions about their IT usage and the characteristics of their organization, leadership, and membership. The results indicated that selected organization, leadership, and membership characteristics do have a significant relationship with the level of IT usage in the organization.

AdviserJim Mirabella
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Information technology
Publication Number3387837

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