© 2004

Networked Information Technologies

Diffusion and Adoption

  • Jan Damsgaard
  • Helle Zinner Henriksen
Book TDIT 2003

Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 138)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Karin Hedström
    Pages 1-18
  3. Kristian Billeskov Bøving, Keld Bødker
    Pages 39-52
  4. Pål Sørgaard
    Pages 53-77
  5. Agneta Nilsson, Miria Grisot, Lars Mathiassen
    Pages 79-93
  6. Kaare Lines, Kim Viborg Andersen, Eric Montiero
    Pages 95-113
  7. Björn Johansson
    Pages 153-166
  8. Jukka Heikkilä, Hannu Vahtera, Pekka Reijonen
    Pages 181-198
  9. Tom McMaster, Karlheinz Kautz, Robert Fichman, Eleanor Wynn, Richard Veryard
    Pages 199-202
  10. Karlheinz Kautz, Linda Levine, Bill Hefley, Jørn Johansen, Carsten Højmose Kristensen, Peter Axel Nielsen
    Pages 203-211
  11. Jesper Holck, Danny Petterson, Kim Östrup, Brian Fitzgerald
    Pages 213-216
  12. Kalle Lyytinen, Vladisla Fomin, Deborah Bunker
    Pages 217-219

About this book


Software systems that used to be relatively autonomous entities such as e.g. accounting systems, order-entry systems etc. are now interlinked in large networks comprising extensive information infrastructures. What earlier used to be stand-alone proprietary systems are now for the most part replaced by more or less standardized interdependent systems that form large networks of production and use. Organizations have to make decisions about what office suite to purchase? The easiest option is to continuously upgrade the existing office suite to the latest version, but the battle between WordPerfect and Microsoft Word demonstrated that the choice is not obvious. What instant messenger network to join for global communication? Preferably the one most colleagues and friends use; AOL Instant Messenger, Microsoft Messenger, and ICQ represent three satisfactory, but disjunctive alternatives. Similarly organizations abandon their portfolio of homegrown IT systems and replace them with a single Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Several ERP alternatives exist on the market, but which is the right one for you? The argumentation and rationale behind these considerations are obviously related to the technological and social networks we are embedded in, but it is not always easy to specify how.
Networked Information Technologies: Diffusion and Adoption offers contributions from academics and practitioners who study networked information systems from a diffusion and adoption point of view. Themes related to the conceptualisation of diffusion and adoption of networked information systems are discussed along with studies of the diffusion of networked information systems in public sector institutions and private businesses.
This volume contains the edited proceedings of the IFIP Conference on The Diffusion and Adoption of Networked Information Technologies, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 8.6 and held in Copenhagen, Denmark in October 2003.


Enterprise Resource Planning Mobile Computing Open Source Processing business configuration e-government information processing information system innovation organization production service-oriented computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Damsgaard
    • 1
  • Helle Zinner Henriksen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsCopenhagen Business SchoolDenmark

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