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Complex Network-Based Information Systems (CNIS) Standards: Toward an Adoption Model

  • David Kelly
  • Joseph Feller
  • Patrick Finnegan
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 206)

Abstract

This paper proposes an adoption model for complex network-based information systems (CNIS) standards which extends current diffusion of innovation theory within a specific technological context, that of ambient intelligence (AmI). The issue of open and closed standards is especially important for networked information systems; however, a range of factors impact the adoption decision and challenge existing models of adoption. Such models are based on DOI theories that have their roots in more simplistic technological innovations. In order to extend the current view on adoption, the adoption context must be closely considered. Agile organizations must constantly survey the external environment to determine the potential of emerging technology. Open standards may make organizations less vulnerable to environmental flux due to uncertainties caused by the lack of transparency of proprietary standards. Accordingly, the proposed model moves toward providing a means to assess factors impacting the adoption of open and proprietary standards.

Keywords

Emerging IS/IT diffusion of innovation standards adoption 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Kelly
    • 1
  • Joseph Feller
    • 1
  • Patrick Finnegan
    • 1
  1. 1.University College CorkCorkIreland

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