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Using multiple lenses of strategic choice theories (diffusion of innovation, organizational innovativeness) and institutional theory as the basis and reflecting data from semi-structured interviews and news reports, the study develops an integrative conceptual RFID adoption model and presents testable hypotheses at the construct and rationale levels. The(More)
This study is among the first few empirical field studies that tests a proposed RFID adoption and implementation model based on strategic choice and institutional theories using survey data. We use a multi-stage model approach as suggested by Cooper and Zmud (1990) and test our proposed model by studying factors that are critical in the evaluation, adoption(More)
Children's difficulty in point-and-click tasks using indirect pointing devices such as the mouse has been documented in several studies. This difficulty is manifested in a lack of control near the target, which often results in children clicking inaccurately. This paper presents and evaluates PointAssist, a tool that helps children in pointing tasks by(More)
Power utilities are increasingly rolling out " smart " grids with the ability to track consumer power usage in near real-time using smart meters that enable bi-directional communication. However, the true value of smart grids is unlocked only when the veritable explosion of data that will become available is in-gested, processed, analyzed and translated(More)
This paper addresses a gap in individual adoption literature by incorporating the effect of individual differences on IT adoption and use decisions. The research model builds on the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) (Venkatesh et al., 2003). The proposed model incorporates the five dimensions of personality (Extraversion,(More)
What makes an Innovation Radical? Finding the "radicalness" in radical innovation adoption" (2006). ABSTRACT This study explores the factors that contribute towards the perception of an innovation as radical by its adopters. This paper addresses an important conceptual gap in the innovation literature by identifying the attributes which make an innovation(More)
Mycobacterium africanum is endemic to West Africa and causes tuberculosis (TB). We reviewed reported cases of TB in the United States during 2004-2013 that had lineage assigned by genotype (spoligotype and mycobacterial interspersed repetitive unit variable number tandem repeats). M. africanum caused 315 (0.4%) of 73,290 TB cases with lineage assigned by(More)