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Publication date: 31 August 2010

Nor Shahriza Abdul Karim, Ishaq Oyefolahan Oyebisi and Murni Mahmud

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the adoption and appropriation of mobile phone (MP) technologies by building on the technology appropriation theories. The…

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the adoption and appropriation of mobile phone (MP) technologies by building on the technology appropriation theories. The paper also looks into the choice of MP use through various attractors, the purposes of MP use and the extent of use of various MP applications and features by the targeted users. This paper also explores the influences of age, gender, and occupation type on MP appropriation.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper used a survey method in order to achieve the intended objectives. The staff (academic and non‐academic) and students of three academic faculties of a university in Malaysia were used as the study's population. A sample of 201 was selected and used for the purpose of this paper.

Findings

The result of the paper allows us to describe important elements of MP appropriation and explore the influence of individual characteristics such as gender, age and occupation on different patterns of MP use through our conceptualization of appropriation. It is found that all of the individual characteristics investigated were significantly related with the MP appropriation and use.

Research limitations/implications

Limitations in this paper are related to the ability of the result to be generalized to other user groups as well as other user groups at other institution of higher learning. More research needs to be conducted to ensure the robustness of the findings by comparing with other users.

Practical implications

The results of the paper are expected to assist in understanding the use of MPs across different ages and occupation and serve as a mechanism in guiding the development of MP applications and design by service providers and manufacturers, respectively; as well as in aiding policy formulation on MP use at the work place.

Originality/value

The paper has taken a different approach from the commonly applied IT adoption and acceptance model in understanding MP use. The rationale for the use of appropriation theory from the study can contribute to similar areas with similar types of technology applications.

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Campus-Wide Information Systems, vol. 27 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1065-0741

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Article
Publication date: 2 August 2011

Ramlah Hussein, Norshidah Mohamed, Abd Rahman Ahlan and Murni Mahmud

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the factors influencing citizens’ intention to use e‐filing in the Malaysian context.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the factors influencing citizens’ intention to use e‐filing in the Malaysian context.

Design/methodology/approach

The study used quantitative approach methodology. In total, 500 self‐administered questionnaires were distributed and 411 were found usable for data analysis; 14 hypotheses were formulated and tested.

Findings

Perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness, trust of the government, image, compatibility and service quality are found to be significant predictors of citizens’ intention to use e‐filing.

Originality/value

An integrated research model of online tax adoption was developed by integrating the technology acceptance model (TAM), diffusion of innovation (DOI), perceived characteristics of innovating (PCI), web trust and perceived risk, web service quality, and political self‐efficacy dimensions.

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Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, vol. 5 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-6166

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Publication date: 2 August 2011

Maged Ali and Muhammad Kamal

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Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, vol. 5 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-6166

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