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Abstract

The implementation of information technology innovation is much more complex and process-oriented than the creation of the innovation itself. Proper implementation involves a tremendous amount of organizational cooperation and support in order for the innovation to be used to its maximum or target potential. How can innovators and information technology systems work together to get the most out of innovation? There are several salient features to remember when working with and implementing innovation. It is important to understand that each organization is a different, cognitive entity, capable of interpreting and understanding its own reasons for existence. By the same token, one should understand that in most cases, the business knows what is best for itself. Proper organization of a business entity can cause an increase in innovation within the organization. The information systems department plays an integral role in organizational innovation. The diffusion of innovation information is also paramount in providing for the successful implementation of innovation. An example of the implementation of Activity Based Costing is presented in the paper. This example provides a six-step process to implementing information technology innovation. These steps are initiation, adoption, adaptation, acceptance, routinization, and infusion. This paper also presents the idea that innovation and information technology is highly correlated and discusses the role of top management in successful implementation of innovative ideas.

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