Journal of the Association for Information Systems

Academic journal publishes peer-reviewed research articles on all aspects on Information Systems and Information Technology.

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 4, April

Comment on Benbasat and Barki's " Quo Vadis TAM" Article
CommentaryI had two immediate reactions on reading Benbasat and Barki's "Quo Vadis TAM" article. The first was that Benbasat and Barki have made a very good point-it is time for the IS field to look in other directions; perhaps we have overworked TAM....
Dead or Alive? the Development, Trajectory and Future of Technology Adoption Research
Abstract:Research on individual-level technology adoption is one of the most mature streams of information systems (IS) research. In this paper, we compare the progress in the area of technology adoption with two widely-researched streams in psychology...
Implementation, Innovation, and Related Themes over the Years in Information Systems Research
1. IntroductionWhither research on the adoption and acceptance of new information technology (IT)? At the recent 2006 meeting of DIGIT (Diffusion Interest Group in IT) held in conjunction with the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)...
Introduction to the Special Issue on "Quo Vadis TAM - Issues and Reflections on Technology Acceptance Research"
IS Research Perspectives aims to introduce and provoke discussion about critical issues in the IS field, from an academic perspective. The articles published in this section are expected to create excitement about how the IS field needs to change (or...
Looking Forward: Toward an Understanding of the Nature and Definition of IT Acceptance
Abstract:In the past two decades the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) has successfully catalyzed a large number of studies related to IT usage or intentions toward that usage. However, we argue that the focus of these studies has been on a narrow aspect...
Post-Positivist Review of Technology Acceptance Model
Abstract:This paper reflects upon the technology acceptance model (TAM) from the perspective of the post positivistic philosophy of science. I explore what it is to know, what a theory is, and what it means to be scientific in the context of TAM. In...
Quo Vadis, TAM?
Abstract:The Technology Acceptance model (TAM) is one of the most influential theories in Information Systems. However, despite the model's significant contributions, the intense focus on TAM has diverted researchers' attention away from other important...
The Legacy of the Technology Acceptance Model and a Proposal for a Paradigm Shift
Abstract:This article presents a critique of a number of shortcomings with the technology acceptance model (TAM) and points to specific remedies in each case. In addition, I present a model for the purposes of providing a foundation for a paradigm shift....
Veni, Vidi, Vici: Breaking the TAM Logjam
Abstract:Benbasat and Barki (2007) argue that TAM has been both a blessing and curse for the IS field and they detail reasons why this is the case. Our response to their critique is to highlight areas of agreement, disagree with one of their assertions,...