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Author Dexter, Albert S. ♦ Drury, Donald H. ♦ Goldstein, Robert C. ♦ Benbasat, Izak
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Information systems maturity ♦ Stage hypothesis
Abstract The stage hypothesis on the assimilation of computing technology provides one of the most popular models for describing and managing the growth of administrative information systems. Despite little formal evidence of its reliability or robustness, it has achieved a high level of acceptance among practitioners. We describe and summarize the findings of seven empirical studies conducted during the past six years that tested various hypotheses derived from this model. The accumulation of evidence from these studies casts considerable doubt on the validity of the stage hypothesis as an explanatory structure for the growth of computing in organizations.3~
Description Affiliation: McGill Univ., Montreal, P.Q., Canada (Drury, Donald H.) || Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada (Benbasat, Izak; Dexter, Albert S.; Goldstein, Robert C.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 27
Issue Number 5
Page Count 10
Starting Page 476
Ending Page 485


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