Organizational Assimilation of Innovations: A Multi-Level Contextual Analysis

  title={Organizational Assimilation of Innovations: A Multi-Level Contextual Analysis},
  author={A. Meyer and J. Goes},
  • A. Meyer, J. Goes
  • Published 1988
  • Business
  • This study examined the assimilation of innovations into organizations, a process unfolding in a series of decisions to evaluate, adopt, and implement new technologies. Assimilation was conceptualized as a nine-step process and measured by tracking 300 potential adoptions through organizations during a six-year period. We advance a model suggesting that organizational assimilation of technological innovations is determined by three classes of antecedents: contextual attributes, innovation… CONTINUE READING
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