Because of the emergence of technologies that allow more flexible interconnections, we propose to divide Interorganizational Information Systems (IOSs) adoption into two decision processes: electronic data exchanges adoption and technological choices. Indeed they are sequentially and in extreme case simultaneously related but independent since electronic data exchanges decision rarely imposes a technological choice. In this context, the research aims at distinguishing factors influencing the decision for a company to adopt electronic data exchanges with its partners and factors influencing the decision to adopt technologies supporting these electronic data exchanges. We investigate product information exchanges in the French consumer goods and retail industry through external catalogue, internal catalogue and Extranets. Analysis of 25 case studies allows us to conclude that it is relevant to distinguish these two decisions and the factors influencing each one.
de Corbière, François and Rowe, Frantz, "Adoption Factors of Electronic Data Exchanges and Technologies to Improve Data Synchronization in BtoB Relationships: Are they similar?" (2010). DIGIT 2010 Proceedings. 11.