Technology Adoption by Elderly People – An Empirical Analysis of Adopters and Non-Adopters of Social Networking Sites

  • Christian Maier
  • Sven Laumer
  • Andreas Eckhardt


Due to new information and communication technologies, organizations can simplify the work of their employees, which is the largely overlooked perspective in IS research (Choudrie and Dwivedi 2006). In addition, households could integrate these technological innovations within their daily routine to handle ordinary or uncommon tasks within short periods of time. One essential innovation of the last years was the introduction of Social Network Sites (SNS), which can be defined as “online shared interactive spaces, in which a group of people use a repertoire of technological features (forums, newsgroups, messaging) to carry out a wide range of social interaction” (Khan and Jarvenpaa 2010; Jones et al 2004).


Elderly People Partial Little Square Social Network Site Technology Adoption Normative Belief 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Maier
    • 1
  • Sven Laumer
    • 1
  • Andreas Eckhardt
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre of Human Resources Information SystemsOtto-Friedrich University BambergBambergGermany
  2. 2.Centre of Human Resources Information SystemsGoethe University Frankfurt am MainFrankfurt am MainGermany

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