Barcelona on June 10-13, 2012ESADE, Barcelona, Spain

the 20th European Conference on Information Systems

Adoption and Diffusion

SPONSORED BY: Special Interest Group: Adoption and Diffusion of Information Technology (SIGADIT)

Track CO-Chairs

Prof. Michael D. Williams School of Business & Economics, Swansea University, Swansea, UK

Dr. Yogesh Kumar Dwivedi School of Business & Economics, Swansea University, Swansea, UK

Dr. Anand Jeyaraj Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University, Dayton OH, USA

Description of the Track

The focus of this track is the adoption and diffusion of information systems (IS) and information and communication technologies (ICT) among individuals and organizations. Given the endemic nature of IS/ICT within modern society, it is clearly essential to understand the various factors causing some IS/ICT to be successfully adopted and widely accepted, and others to meet only resistance and rejection. Considering the quantity of previous work and the resulting body of literature, the study of the adoption and diffusion of IS/ICT may be considered to be one of the more mature research areas within the IS discipline. However, constantly emerging technologies, contexts of use, and stakeholder groups ensure that the area remains rich in potential for original and fruitful investigation. The aim of the track therefore is to provide a platform for the presentation and discussion of original research into issues surrounding IS/ICT adoption (and non-adoption) from various stakeholder group perspectives and at differing levels including societal, organizational, and individual. The track calls for theoretical, conceptual, and empirical studies that provide new insights into IS/ICT adoption and diffusion, as well as identifying an agenda for future research in the area.

Topics of interest include (but are certainly not limited to) the following:

  1. Adoption or diffusion of IS/ICT supporting organizational and inter-organizational initiatives
  2. Adoption of IS/ICT in a residential/ household context
  3. Adoption or diffusion of IS/ICT in specific sectors (such as e-government)
  4. Adoption and usage of emerging technologies such as RFID
  5. Communication types and channels of diffusion of ICT
  6. Diverse methods (e.g., survival analysis, comparative case studies) to understand the diffusion of ICT
  7. Factors influencing IS/ICT adoption and use at micro and macro levels
  8. IS/ICT success factors
  9. Organizational adoption of social networking technologies
  10. Social network characteristics (e.g., density, centrality) on the adoption and diffusion of ICT
  11. Socio-economic impacts of consumer adoption of IS/ICT
  12. Socio-economic/geographical/cultural factors relevant to IS/ICT adoption
  13. Strategies to promote IS/ICT adoption and diffusion
  14. The digital divide
  15. The diffusion of ICT within populations (e.g., social networks, communities of practice, organizations)
  16. The impact of ICT use on the daily/social/professional life of consumers/citizens
  17. The impact of consumers’ home use of ICT on business models in various industries
  18. The role of personality characteristics (e.g., Big 5) in adoption of ICT
  19. The role of national/ organizational culture on the adoption and diffusion of ICT
  20. Theories, concepts, and tools of IS/ICT adoption and diffusion
  21. Theoretical essays or critical reviews of adoption and diffusion of ICT
  22. Usage and post-adoption behavior

Associate Editors

Dr Md. Mahfuz Ashraf, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr Jeff Baker, American University of Sharjah, UAE

Prof Bharat Bhasker, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, India

Dr Tom Butler, University College Cork, Ireland

Dr Ioanna Constantiou, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Dr Francisco Chia Cua, Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economic and Strategic Research, Kazakhstan /

Prof. Rajanish Dass, Indian Institute of Management Ahmdabad, India

Dr Jan Devos, University College West-Flanders, Ghent University Association, Belgium

Prof Rahul De, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India

Dr Andreas Eckhardt, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

Dr Amany Elbanna, Loughborough University, UK

Dr Roya Gholami, Aston Business School, Aston University, UK

Dr Princely Ifinedo, Cape Breton University, Canada

Prof Khalil Khoumbati, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan

Sven Laumer, University of Bamberg, Germany

Prof Yu-li Liu, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Dr Ulf Melin, Linkoping University, Sweden

Prof. Catherine Middleton, Ryerson University, Canada

Dr Alok Mishra, Atilim University, Turkey

Dr Sanjay Mohapatra, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, India /

Dr Arunabha Mukhopadhyay, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, India

Prof Mohammed Quaddus, Curtin University of Technology, Australia

Dr Nitish Singh, St. Louis University, USA /

Dr Andrew Schwarz, Louisiana State University, USA, SIGADIT Chair 2007-2008

Dr Mahmud Akhter Shareef, McMaster University, Canada

Heidi Tscherning, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Dr Panayiota Tsatsou, Department of Political and Cultural Studies, Swansea University, Wales, UK

Dr Nils Urbach, Institute of Research on Information Systems, Germany

Prof Michael R. Wade, IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland

Prof David Wastell, Nottingham University, UK