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The Technology–Organization–Environment Framework

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Part of the Integrated Series in Information Systems book series (ISIS, volume 28)

Abstract

This chapter describes the Technology–Organization–Environment (TOE) framework. It begins by presenting a description of the TOE framework and its constructs. Next, a brief review of studies that have used the TOE framework is provided. In this review, an emphasis is placed on noting the type of innovation that is being adopted in each study. Also, the different ways in which the framework has been adapted for various adoption contexts are highlighted. Finally, directions for future research with the TOE framework are described. In spite of this framework’s stability since its initial development, many avenues for evolution and development appear promising.

Keywords

Adoption of innovations Diffusion of innovations Technology-Organization-Environment framework Technology adoption 

Abbreviations

CRT

Cathode ray tube

DOI Theory

Diffusion of innovations theory

EDI

Electronic data interchange

ERP

Enterprise resource planning

IOS

Interorganizational systems

IS

Information systems

RBV

Resource-based view

RFID

Radio-frequency identification

SCM

Supply chain management

TAM

Technology acceptance model

TAM2

Technology acceptance model version 2

TOE

Technology–organization–environment framework

TPB

Theory of planned behavior

UTAUT

Unified theory of acceptance and use of technology

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Management Information Systems, School of Business and ManagementAmerican University of SharjahSharjahUnited Arab Emirates

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