Implementing mobile technology: an exploration of institutional issues

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Abstract

The study explores institutional issues related to the implementation of mobile technology. Our motivation is derived from the knowledge gap between the existing empirical understanding and the rapid industrial development of mobile technology. While the underlying forces of technology implementation have been
widely investigated, our study highlights social and institutional forces that are often overlooked but might play a significant role in an organization’s decision-making for technology implementation. Preliminary data analysis illustrates how these social and institutional factors embedded in a professional field help initiate an organization’s decision and influence the implementation of mobile technology. In a professional field where the technology standards are uncertain, such as the case of mobile technology, social and institutional
factors often serve as driving forces for an organization’s technological actions. The organization’s policy makers thus need to consider these overlooked social and institutional factors for better decisions to be made.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSCMIS 2006
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 4th international conference on Supply Chain Management & Information Systems
EditorsChien-Ta B. Ho
PublisherNational Chung Hsing University
Pages73-78
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)986-005363-4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event4th international conference on Supply Chain Management and Information Systems - Taiwan, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 4 Jul 20067 Jul 2006

Conference

Conference4th international conference on Supply Chain Management and Information Systems
Abbreviated titleSCMIS 2006
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaiwan
Period4/07/067/07/06

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