A Study of E-services Adoption Factors

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In this chapter we combine two subjects that are in our heart: e-services and diffusion of innovation. By drawing on earlier research on e-services, innovation, and technology adoption we investigate the factors that influence adoption of e-services in a specific academic library, Roskilde University Library (RUB). The conclusion of this research is that both external environmental factors and internal organizational factors are important factors in adoption of e-services at Roskilde University Library. However the study shows that external factors such as government intervention and technological development might have been having a more important role than other external factors and that top management might have more influence on radical e-services adoption than other factors in the organizational context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Themes in Information Systems and Organization Studies
Number of pages10
Publication date2011
ISBN (Print)978-3-7908-2738-5
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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