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5. Information Systems Innovation,


Adoption and Diffusion


Track Chairs:


Michael D. Williams, Swansea University, UK ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Yogesh Kumar Dwivedi, Swansea University, UK ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )


Track Description:


The focus of this track is the innovation, adoption and diffusion of Information Systems (IS) and information and communication technologies (ICT) among individuals and organisations. Given the endemic nature of IS/ICT within modern society, it is clearly essential to understand the various factors causing some IS/ICT to be successfully adopted and widely accepted, and others to meet only resistance and rejection. Although the study of the adoption and diffusion of IS/ICT may be considered to be one of the more mature research areas within the IS discipline, constantly emerging technologies, contexts of use, and stakeholder groups ensure that the area remains rich in potential for original and fruitful investigation. The aim of the track therefore is to provide a platform for the presentation and discussion of original research into issues surrounding IS/ICT adoption (and non-adoption) from various stakeholder group perspectives and at differing levels including societal, organisational, and individual.


Suggested topics:


The track calls for theoretical, conceptual, and empirical studies that provide new insights into IS/ICT adoption and diffusion, as well as identifying an agenda for future research in the area. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:


- Factors influencing IS/ICT adoption and use at micro and macro levels
- Socio-economic/geographical/cultural factors relevant to IS/ICT adoption
- The digital divide
- Adoption or diffusion of IS/ICT supporting organisational and inter-organisational initiatives
- Adoption or diffusion of IS/ICT in specific sectors (such as e-government, e-commerce)
- Adoption and usage of emerging technologies such as RFID
- Theories, concepts, and tools of IS/ICT adoption and diffusion
- Strategies to promote IS/ICT adoption and diffusion
- IS/ICT success factors
- Usage and post-adoption behavior
- The impact of consumers’ home use of ICT on business models in various industries
- The impact ICT use on the daily/social/professional life of consumers/citizens
- Socio-economic impacts of consumer adoption of ICT


Associate Editors:


- Pamela Carter, Florida State University, USA
- Catherine Middleton, Ryerson University, Canada
- Andrew Schwarz, Louisiana State University, USA
- Mohini Singh, RMIT University, Australia
- Tim Weitzel, Bamberg University, Germany

- Val Hooper, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
- Anastasia Papazafeiropoulou, Brunel University, UK

- Giuliana  Battisti, Aston University, UK
- Jan Damsgaard, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
- Maung Sein, University of Agder, Norwa