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THE role of the technology acceptance model in information systems research: a case study

Mojtahed, R., Nunes, J.M.B. and Peng, G.C. (2011) THE role of the technology acceptance model in information systems research: a case study. In: Proceedings of the IADIS International Workshop on Information Systems Research Trends, Approaches and Methodologies. IADIS International Workshop on Information Systems Research Trends, Approaches and Methodologies 2011, 20 July 2011, Rome, Italy. .

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Abstract

Explaining the factors that lead to use and acceptance of information technology (IT), both at individual and organizational levels, has been the focus of information systems (IS) researchers since 1970s. The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) is known as such an explanatory model and has increasingly gained recognition due to its focus on theories of human behaviour. Although this model has faced with some criticism in terms of not being able to fully explain the social-technical acceptance of technology, it is still known as one of the best IS methodologies that contributes greatly to explaining it. This paper discusses, describes and explains TAM as one of the well-known information system research methodologies and attempts to demonstrate how this model can be applied in practice in IS research projects. TAM is widely used in different areas of IS studies such as e-commerce, e-business, multimedia and mobile commerce. This paper shows how TAM can be applied in an IS research project by referring to a case study conducted in the area of mobile banking in the UK. This paper aims to contribute to IS research by providing an informed criticism of TAM as well as a clear proposal on how to use it.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: An extended version of this paper has been published as a book chapter in the book entitled "Information Systems Research and Exploring Social Artifacts: Approaches and Methodologies". This book chapter can be purchased from: http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/practically-applying-technology-acceptance-model/70710
Keywords: IT Adoption, Information System, Technology Acceptance Model, Information Systems Research
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Dr Guo Chao Peng
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2012 11:45
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2014 10:50
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/74741

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