Change and innovation continues related to computerized decision support. Some managers seem quick to purchase new technologies and try out new capabilities, others are slower to adopt an innovation. Adopting a new technology is the first step in building a new capability and gaining technology acceptance in an organization. Managers can adopt an innovation, but intended users may not accept the new technology. So why are some managers quick to adopt and others delay. Leaders and laggards are common among individuals and organizations in the adoption of technology. In the late 1950s, sociology researchers (Bohlen, Beal and Rogers, 1957) proposed a technology adoption lifecycle model. Moore (1991) in Crossing the Chasm proposed a variation of the lifecycle.
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Posted July 25, 2012 9:32 AM
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