Patrick Y. K. Chau

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The rapid growth of investment in information technology (IT) by organizations worldwide has made user acceptance an increasingly critical technology implementation a d management issue. While such acceptance has received fairly extensive attention from previous research, additional efforts are needed to examine or validate existing research results,(More)
The proliferation of information technology (IT) in supporting highly specialized tasks and services has made it increasingly important to understand the factors essential to technology acceptance by individuals. In a typical professional setting, the essential characteristics of user, technology, and context may differ considerably from those in ordinary(More)
The proliferation of innovative and exciting information technology applications that target individual “professionals” has made the examination or re-examination of existing technology acceptance theories and models in a “professional” setting increasingly important. The current research represents a conceptual replication of several previous model(More)
The wide diffusion of Instant Messaging (IM) in a voluntary social context calls for studies to examine the value of computer-mediated communication technologies in developing interpersonal relationships. By integrating three interpersonal factors into a model of motivation from the technology acceptance literature, we develop and test a research model to(More)
This paper presents the findings of an empirical study of factors affecting the acceptance of CASE by systems developers. Based on two research models (technology acceptance and personal computer utilization) recently published in IS literature, an integrated model which consists of six variables and incorporates key elements of both models was developed to(More)