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Corporate adaption to high technology products: comparative case studies of companies' adoption of personal digital assistants
2002 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis was to investigate how companies are adapting to the PDA technology today and to find out their future plans. This was accomplished by examining the adoption of handhelds and administration tools for these devices, and the effect of product attributes on the adoption process of PDAs. The method used was comparative case studies based on personal interviews. The research has a deductive and qualitative approach. Companies’ adoption process of handhelds has been similar. Large company size and long usage time may act as a catalyst on the adoption, but a high percentage of devices or a driving IT department influences to a greater extent companies’ PDA development. Administration of handhelds is given less recognition than administration of PCs and laptops. Today, there are few administration tools on the market and the majority of companies were not aware of their existence. Product attributes proved to be influential in all stages of companies’ adoption process of PDAs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002.
Keywords [en]
Technology, industrial marketing, adoption, adaption, Personal Digital, Assistants, PDA, handhelds, high technology, administration, product attributes, industriell marknadsföring, handdatorer
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-43755ISRN: LTU-EX--02/008--SELocal ID: 1970800e-7da3-4a7e-a926-d665d52660c1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-43755DiVA, id: diva2:1016996
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
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Computer Science and Engineering, master's level
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Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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