Adoption and Use of Information Technology in Mandatory Settings: Preliminary Insights from Saudi Arabia

16th Americas Conference on Information Systems, August, 2010

8 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2011  

Ibrahim M. Al-Jabri

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Narcyz Roztocki

State University of New York at New Paltz - School of Business

Date Written: August 12, 2010

Abstract

Many large Enterprise Systems are adopted in mandatory settings where potential users do not have much choice but to embrace the new technology. The objective of this study is to examine the adoption and use of information technology (IT) in mandatory settings where the option of rejecting the new technology does not exist. Based on a literature review, a framework that explains the adoption and use of information technology in mandatory settings is proposed. This framework highlights that acceptance of a new technology is affected, among other factors, by a system’s contribution to organizational transparency. To further this argument, users who directly benefit from organizational transparency are more likely to accept the technology, such as a new Enterprise Systems. The study expands our body of knowledge about the adoption and use of information technology in mandatory settings, and is expected to help business management and system providers during technology implementation projects. Moreover, the proposed framework may benefit Enterprise System providers when formulating their business models and lead them towards financial success.

Keywords: Business models, emerging economies, Enterprise System providers, Enterprise Resource Planning, Enterprise Systems, ERP, information technology, organizational transparency, mandatory technology implementation, Saudi Arabia, TAM, technology acceptance model, technology implementation

JEL Classification: L10, L20, M00, M10, O30, O32

Suggested Citation

Al-Jabri, Ibrahim M. and Roztocki, Narcyz, Adoption and Use of Information Technology in Mandatory Settings: Preliminary Insights from Saudi Arabia (August 12, 2010). 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems, August, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1965269

Ibrahim M. Al-Jabri

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals ( email )

College of Industrial Management
Department of ACCT & MIS
Dhahran, 31261
Saudi Arabia

HOME PAGE: http://faculty.kfupm.edu.sa/MISAC/imjabri/index.htm

Narcyz Roztocki (Contact Author)

State University of New York at New Paltz - School of Business ( email )

New Paltz, NY 12561
United States
(845)257-2935 (Phone)
(845)257-2947 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www2.newpaltz.edu/~roztockn/

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