A Study of E-services Adoption Factors

  • Ada Scupola
  • Hanne Westh Nicolajsen


In this chapter we combine two subjects that are in our heart: e-services and diffusion of innovation. By drawing on earlier research on e-services, innovation, and technology adoption we investigate the factors that influence adoption of e-services in a specific academic library, Roskilde University Library (RUB). The conclusion of this research is that both external environmental factors and internal organizational factors are important factors in adoption of e-services at Roskilde University Library. However the study shows that external factors such as government intervention and technological development might have been having a more important role than other external factors and that top management might have more influence on radical e-services adoption than other factors in the organizational context.


Service Innovation Research Library Innovation Adoption External Environmental Factor Academic Library 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Roskilde UniversityRoskildeDenmark
  2. 2.Ålborg UniversityÅlborgDenmark

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