Ferdinando Pennarola

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Prior research on individual usage of a new technology has essentially approached the issue through framework solely based on individual level, while literature on teams points out that team level characteristics may affect individual behaviors. Therefore, in this study we investigate how team-level variables influence individual usage of a new technology.(More)
Previous research considering a normative perspective for fostering knowledge integration at the team level of analysis underscores that teams are often reluctant to share important knowledge among their members. In the attempt to provide a wider perspective on team knowledge integration, we take a different perspective, basing our arguments on team climate(More)
Relying on social exchange theory and technology acceptance literature, our research argues that users’ acceptance of a newly introduced technology is related to the beliefs that individuals have about their social relationshipswith the supervisor, the teammembers, and the organization as awhole. Besides confirmingpreviousfindings in theacceptancedomain,(More)
In this paper we analyze how the quality of relationships among individuals affects the users’ adoption of technology. Departing from the existing literature, the theoretical model of this paper argues that users develop their beliefs toward a new technology on the basis of the quality of their relationship with peers, supervisor and the organization as a(More)
To understand why some patients seem to be protected from emulsification and others are not, the authors developed an in vitro model for quantitative analysis of silicone oil emulsification. The pro-emulsifying potential of substances and blood components that may have access to the vitreous cavity in a patient's eye was analyzed. In this model, red blood(More)
The present research considers simultaneously the institutional, management fashion, and efficientchoice perspectives for understanding the drivers of VoIP adoption process. A theoretical model is developed and tested through structural equation modelling on 620 Italian firms. We hypothesize that both external and internal factors affect the intention to(More)