Storey, John; Fortune, Joyce; Johnson, Michael and Savory, Clive
The adoption and rejection patterns of practitioner-developed technologies: a review, a model and a research agenda.
International Journal of Innovation Management, 15(5) pp. 1043–1067.
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While many of the factors which help explain the rate and scale of innovative technology adoption have been identified, one important variable (the influence of insider, practitioner-developed versus commercial, externally-developed technology) has been under-explored. Focusing on healthcare in particular, the purpose of this paper is to focus on the insider-innovator/user dynamic. Relevant literature is used to draw-out and examine the prima facie reasons why insider innovator status might enhance, or conversely impede, widespread adoption. From the literature, a model depicting adoption activity pathways and adoption processes is developed. The paper concludes with a research agenda for future empirical study
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