The purpose of this research is to develop a research model that examines the impact of mobile social capital on technology adoption through IT artifact Influence. To do so, we suggest that mobile networks of practice as social actors affect technology use through the user- IT artifact interaction in which mobile social capital lies, thus differentiating it from social capital and bestowing unique features induced by mobile technology. The research model was developed by utilizing social network theories and technology adoption models in order to explore the two research questions, 1) “Does mobile social capital affect IT artifact influence on users?” and 2) “Does IT artifact influence positively related to IT adoption?” Our pilot empirical test using a sample of 31university students offers preliminary support for this model. We believe our model extends our knowledge of (1) the impact of IT artifact influence on IT adoption, (2) mobile social capital in the IS discipline, and (3) the traditional theories related to technology adoption.
Kim, Donghyun, "The Impact of Mobile Social Capital and IT Artifact Influence on IT Adoption: User-IT Artifact Interaction" (2013). PACIS 2013 Proceedings. 239.