Beyond relative advantage: factors in end-user uptake of computer supported cooperative working.

Turner, Susan and Turner, Phil (2003) Beyond relative advantage: factors in end-user uptake of computer supported cooperative working. In: Advanced Topics in End User Computing II. Idea Press, Hershey, PA, USA, pp. 18-43. ISBN 1-59140-065-1

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Researchers in Information Systems have produced a rich collection of metaanalyses and models of factors influencing the uptake of information technologies. In the domain of CSCW, however, these models have largely been neglected, and while there are many case studies, no systematic account of uptake has been produced. We use findings from Information Systems research to structure a meta-analysis of uptake issues as reported in Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) case studies, supplemented by a detailed re-examination of one of our own case studies from this perspective. This shows that while there are some factors that seem to be largely specific to CSCW introductions, many of the case study results are very similar to standard IS findings. We conclude by suggesting how the two communities of researchers might build on each other's work.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 1-59140-065-1
Uncontrolled Keywords: design; human factors; performance;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3325
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 26 May 2010 13:04
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 12:34

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