User acceptance of technology: Oman case study on determinants and measurement methods

Rasha Al Abdali, Ali H. Al-Badi

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to study the determinants that affect users' acceptance of technology in the workplace, particularly in Oman. The research also discusses numerous effective methods that are applied in measuring user acceptance such as Technology User Acceptance Model, TAM. In order to achieve the research objectives researchers conducted a series of interviews amongst IT specialists and some people from the management side. In addition, some observations were done on how users perceive technology and how they treat it. One of the main reasons of being resistant to accept the new technologies from the users' point of view is that they are more familiar to the old technology and it takes time to learn how to use the new one. Furthermore, the factors which sit behind that can be educational, organizational or cultural.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation and Knowledge Management in Business Globalization
Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Practice - Proceedings of the 10th International Business Information Management Association Conference
PublisherInternational Business Information Management Association, IBIMA
Pages611-614
Number of pages4
Volume1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event10th IBIMA Conference on Innovation and Knowledge Management in Business Globalization - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: Jun 30 2008Jul 1 2008

Other

Other10th IBIMA Conference on Innovation and Knowledge Management in Business Globalization
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period6/30/087/1/08

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Keywords

  • Factors
  • Oman
  • TAM
  • User acceptance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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Abdali, R. A., & Al-Badi, A. H. (2008). User acceptance of technology: Oman case study on determinants and measurement methods. In Innovation and Knowledge Management in Business Globalization: Theory and Practice - Proceedings of the 10th International Business Information Management Association Conference (Vol. 1-2, pp. 611-614). International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA.