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A multi-attribute measure for innovation adoption: the context of imaging technology

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3 Author(s)
A. L. Wilson ; Wisconsin Univ., Green Bay, WI, USA ; K. Ramamurthy ; P. C. Nystrom

Despite an extensive body of research on innovation adoption, one finds many inconsistent and conflicting findings in the literature. This problem stems from the lack of a generally accepted measure of adoption. The authors' study develops a more fine-grained yet robust measure of innovation adoption, using two important attributes: radicalness and relative advantage. These measures are developed in the context of the hospital industry and validated in a study that examines the relationship between organizational climate and the adoption of imaging technology innovations in 70 hospitals

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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management  (Volume:46 ,  Issue: 3 )