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.
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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