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RFID integrated systems in libraries: extending TAM model for empirically examining the use

Kawal Kapoor (School of Management, Swansea University, Swansea, UK)
Yogesh Dwivedi (School of Management, Swansea University, Swansea, UK)
Niall C. Piercy (School of Management, Swansea University, Swansea, UK)
Banita Lal (Business School, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK)
Vishanth Weerakkody (Business School, Brunel University, London, UK)

Journal of Enterprise Information Management

ISSN: 1741-0398

Article publication date: 7 October 2014

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Abstract

Purpose

The available literature suggest that the research on radio frequency identification (RFID)-related issues is largely concentrated on technical, organizational and implementation aspects, and comparatively lesser attention has been invested in understanding the use aspect of such library management systems. The purpose of this paper is to gain an understanding into the factors that influence the use of RFID systems in the library context by empirically testing the relevant constructs from the extended technology acceptance model (TAM).

Design/methodology/approach

A questionnaire-based survey approach was employed for collecting the relevant data from 197 respondents. The respondents were the active users of a RFID-based library system.

Findings

Findings from this study suggested that perceived usefulness and system quality positively influence the user attitude, and user attitude and system quality significantly influence the use of the RFID services. The paper concludes with outlining the salient points, limitations, and future research directions.

Originality/value

The paper evaluates the role of a set of innovation attributes on the acceptance of RFID integrated systems in libraries. Owing to the scant literature availability in empirical investigations on adoption of RFID systems in libraries, the findings from this paper add value to the existing literature in this field, and also to the literature on the TAM model, with the empirical findings being of use to the aspirant libraries looking toward integrating RFID enabled systems.

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Citation

Kapoor, K., Dwivedi, Y., C. Piercy, N., Lal, B. and Weerakkody, V. (2014), "RFID integrated systems in libraries: extending TAM model for empirically examining the use", Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Vol. 27 No. 6, pp. 731-758. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEIM-10-2013-0079

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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