The diffusion, transfer and implementation of information and software technology is discussed in this volume. Contributions have been sourced from academia, government and industry specialists to afford a representation from as many perspectives as possible on research and practice. The publication is divided into 7 parts, each of the first 6 sections representing a major area of concern in current technology transfer of information. The last chapter includes the summary reports of working sessions referred to in previous sections.

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Models and Theories of Software and Information Technology Transfer. How information technologies penetrate organizations: an analysis of four alternative models (J. Damsgaard, A. Rogaczewski, K. Lyytinen). Toward a theory of the adoption and diffusion of software process innovations (R.G. Fichman, C.F. Kemerer). Management of information technology diffusion: a meta-force integrative contingency diffusion model (M.J. Klempa). Some important factors for successful technology transfer (G. Lindgaard). The nature and determinants of IT acceptance, routinization and infusion (V.L. Saga, R.W. Zmud). International Perspectives on the Implementation of Information Technology. Transferring technologies from developed to developing industrial and commercial environments (L. Lien). Information technology and organization change: lessons from a less-developed country (R. Montealegre, L.M. Applegate). Barriers to software technology transfer in the Danish electronic equipment industry (J. Pries-Heje, S. Lauesen, B. Schrøder). Institutionalization of decision support technologies in small manufacturing enterprises of Hong Kong (K.B.C. Saxena, M.M.C. Tam, W.W.C. Chung, K.L. Yung, L.C.K. Ma, A.K. David). Investigations into Implementation: Five Approaches. Does an effective information technology implementation process guarantee success? (J.M. Borton, J.C. Brancheau). The transitionist as expert consultant: a case study of the installation of a real-time scheduling system in an aerospace factory (M.L. Ginn). User engagement in information system development, implementation, and use: toward conceptual clarity (L.A. Kappelman, E.R. McLean). Productivity of CASE technology implementation in SW development and maintenance on the third maturity level (P. Kuvaja). Implementation scripts: a new approach to modeling the process (C.L. Lopata). The Transfer of Formal/Engineering Methods for Software.


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