Adoption of Technology in Supply Chains
The purpose of this research is to examine the successful ingredients from existing technology adoption models, and extend the framework into a technology standards adoption environment. The theoretical foundations of this new model are presented and the constructs include perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, economic, norms, and compatibility. The major contributions of this work will be to compare and contrast results of prior technology adoption models to the adoption of technology standards (as opposed to a specific type of technology). This paper will also assess how significant determinants of technology adoption models change between members along the supply chain. Special consideration is given to the economic construct. Based on preliminary results from the field study thus far, significant determinants of technology standards adoption include perceived usefulness, norms and economic constructs. Also, based on the preliminary results thus far, the set of significant determinants towards adoption did differ between the manufacture and distributor along the supply chain.
Keywords: Technology Adoption Models, Technology Systems, Innovation Diffusion, Technology Acceptance, Malaysia
Dr. Suhaiza Hanim Mohamad Zailani
R Premkumar, Student in Operations Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Mohd Hanizan Zalazillah