Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies

2020 Edition
| Editors: Arthur Tatnall

Different Methodological Approaches to Considering the Adoption of ICT

  • Arthur TatnallEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10576-1_177


Background of the Original Research

This entry was based on initial research undertaken in 2006 in Thailand by Kripanont (2007). It involved interviews and surveys of academics in Thai Public Universities with the aim of better understanding determinants of these academics’ acceptance and usage behavior regarding information and communication technologies (ICT). The original research was analyzed using a modified version of the technology acceptance model (TAM), along with the use of structured equation modeling (SEM), but this entry re-analyzes it in a quite different way through the use of a framework based on innovation translation and actor-network theory (ANT) (Tatnall 2013).

ICT, the Internet and Thai Universities

Thailand has a population of 69 million and Internet penetration of 43%, up from 17% in 2006 when the original...

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This entry owes a great deal to the work of Dr. Napaporn Kripanont who conducted the original study in 2006 as part of her Ph.D. research at Victoria University. Sadly Napaporn died in 2012. She was an academic in the Faculty of Business Administration at Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Victoria UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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  1. 1.Information SystemsVictoria UniversityMelbourneAustralia