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Impact of antecedent factors on collaborative technologies usage among academic researchers in Malaysian research universities

Norzaidi Mohd Daud (Community of Research (Management Science), Universiti Teknologi MARA , Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia)
Halimi Zakaria (Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA , Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia)

International Journal of Information and Learning Technology

ISSN: 2056-4880

Article publication date: 6 May 2017

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of antecedent factors on collaborative technologies usage among academic researchers in Malaysian research universities.

Design/methodology/approach

Data analysis was conducted on data collected from 156 academic researchers from five Malaysian research universities. This study employed an extensive quantitative approach of a structural equation modeling method to evaluate the research model and to test the hypotheses.

Findings

The main findings of this study are that personal innovativeness, task-technology fit, and perceived peer usage are significant predictors of individual usage of collaborative technologies; perceived managerial support and subjective norm were found not to be significant predictors to perceived usefulness and individual usage; and perceived usefulness is a significant mediator to individual usage in that it had fully mediated personal innovativeness whereas partially mediated peer usage.

Practical implications

The results provide practical insights into how the Malaysian higher education sector and other research organizations of not-for-profit structure could enhance their collaborative technologies usage.

Originality/value

This research is perhaps the first that concentrates on collaborative technologies usage in Malaysian research universities.

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Citation

Mohd Daud, N. and Zakaria, H. (2017), "Impact of antecedent factors on collaborative technologies usage among academic researchers in Malaysian research universities", International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, Vol. 34 No. 3, pp. 189-209. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJILT-09-2016-0046

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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