A large‐scale random sample is used to empirically examine the relationships between adoption of computer‐aided design (CAD) and five organisational characteristics that are likely to affect the probability of a firm adopting an information technology. The organisational characteristics tested are bureaucratic control, internal communication, external communication, organisational innovation, and the firm’s size. Results indicate that bureaucratic control, internal communication, and external communication do affect the likelihood of a firm adopting CAD but organisational innovation and organisational size do not. These results suggest there are differences and similarities between the organisational influences associated with classic adoption models developed with emerging technologies and the organisational influences associated with CAD adoption and possibly other mature information technologies.
Brandyberry, A. (2003), "Determinants of adoption for organisational innovations approaching saturation", European Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 6 No. 3, pp. 150-158. https://doi.org/10.1108/14601060310486226Download as .RIS
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