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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Abrahamse, Jacques
Email jacques.abrahamse@gmail.com
URN etd-09012008-113153
Document Title Towards a framework, through action research, for mobile computing diffusion and adoption within a small-to-medium South African construction company
Degree MIT
Department Informatics
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Dr H H Lotriet Committee Chair
Keywords
  • construction company
  • organization
  • technology adoption and diffusion
Date 2008-09-02
Availability unrestricted
Abstract

Although many organizations strive to employ the latest technologies, the adoption and diffusion of these technologies might not happen as anticipated. The growth of small-to-medium businesses can have a detrimental impact on the efficiency of the employees in executing internal business processes. In many cases, particularly in this scenario, technology was called upon to remedy the situation. Through a canonical action research project, we investigated and analysed the technology adoption and diffusion issues that the professional construction management team of a small-to-medium-sized construction company was experiencing. During this action research project, literature suggested that technology adoption issues were confirmed. In addition new issues were identified and analysed. By means of a conceptualized figure, the changes in the understanding and relationships among mobile computing adoption and diffusion issues experienced in this construction company were illustrated. This study concludes by providing a theoretical framework that illustrates the mobile computing adoption and diffusion issues, as well as an explanation of significant issues that should be considered in the endeavour of successful mobile computing adoption and diffusion within a small-to-medium-sized construction company, based in Gauteng, South Africa.

2008, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria

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Abrahamse, J 2008, Towards a framework, through action research, for mobile computing diffusion and adoption within a small-to-medium South African construction company, MIT dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-09012008-113153/ >

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