Abstract

This conceptual contribution presents a new systems theory of IT innovation, adoption, and adaptation that suggests a direction for moving beyond IT adoption research in the style of TAM and UTAUT. Its literature review covers three topics: 1) the contexts of adoption research to date in IS, 2) background about systems theories, and 3) a brief summary of work system theory, which is the basis of this paper’s proposed systems theory. The subsequent section presents a new systems theory of IT innovation, adoption, and adaptation. Individually and in combination, that theory’s six parts can contribute to research and practice related to the adoption and adaptation of IT innovations.

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