This study uses Trust-TAM to describe and empirically test a behavioral model of software component adoption. Three sets of predictive factors were tested and found to be statistically significant in their relationship with intention to adopt: the consumer’s perception of the trustworthiness of the component producer, the adoption-related characteristics of the component, and the organizational reuse norms. The results further validate the use of Trust-TAM as a predictor of technology adoption, adding to the explanatory power of the traditional TAM to include interpersonal and normative elements. Practical implications include the importance of creating a professional environment that fosters trust and norms that support technological innovation.
Pardue, J. Harold and Landry, Jeffrey P., "Using Trust-TAM to Explain Software Component Adoption" (2009). AMCIS 2009 Proceedings. 177.