A research agenda toward a better conceptualization of IT use

Heshan Sun, Ping Zhang

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Abstract

IT use is a primary concept that should be clarified carefully since it is a major concept in several existing IS theoretical models such as the Technology Acceptance Model, Task-Technology Fit, and IS Success model. Unfortunately, most studies define this concept too simply. This can constrain our understandings of IT impacts. Therefore, it is necessary to conceptualize IT use and explore its multiple dimensions. This research attempts to formulate a research agenda for this purpose. Using activity theory and other related theories, we propose a research framework to conceptualize IT use and a multi-item scale to measure it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssociation for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale
Pages1174-1178
Number of pages5
Volume3
StatePublished - 2005
Event11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005 - Omaha, NE, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2005Aug 15 2005

Other

Other11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005
CountryUnited States
CityOmaha, NE
Period8/11/058/15/05

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Keywords

  • Activity theory
  • IT use
  • Performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Sun, H., & Zhang, P. (2005). A research agenda toward a better conceptualization of IT use. In Association for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale (Vol. 3, pp. 1174-1178)