Innovation diffusion research is a widely accepted theoretical basis for studying IT implementation but has many limitations. In view of these limitations some researchers have proposed that infusion of IT innovations in organizations should be studied. This paper empirically studies the impact of technology characteristics on infusion of systems development tools in organizations. The results indicate that while subsystem compatibility and scope of development tools strongly influenced infusion, methodology compatibility had no impact on infusion
Patnayakuni, Ravi and Rai, Arun, "The Impact of Technology Characteristics on Infusion of Software Development Tools" (1998). AMCIS 1998 Proceedings. 252.