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Inside the mind of an IT champion

Carlsson, Sven LU ; Tona, Olgerta LU and Leidner, Dorothy LU (2016) In Journal of Decision Systems 25(S1). p.500-511
Abstract
IT champions have considerable influence on the adoption of a new technology in organisations. A champion engages in a new technology and uses influential tactics to sell and implement it in the organisation. While the importance of IT champions is well documented, very little is understood about how a champion makes sense of a new technology and what sources of beliefs influence the technology commitment of an IT champion. Using an organisation vision lens
at the individual level of analysis, this study investigates individuals who championed the adoption of mobile business intelligence (mBI) in their organisations. Our qualitative analysis suggests that the m- BI organising vision influences IT champions through their m-BI perception... (More)
IT champions have considerable influence on the adoption of a new technology in organisations. A champion engages in a new technology and uses influential tactics to sell and implement it in the organisation. While the importance of IT champions is well documented, very little is understood about how a champion makes sense of a new technology and what sources of beliefs influence the technology commitment of an IT champion. Using an organisation vision lens
at the individual level of analysis, this study investigates individuals who championed the adoption of mobile business intelligence (mBI) in their organisations. Our qualitative analysis suggests that the m- BI organising vision influences IT champions through their m-BI perception and organisational needs perception as they engage in the process of identifying and making sense of the potential of m-BI. Furthermore, an IT champion actively participates and contributes in the organising vision discourse. (Less)
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IT champion, organizing vision, mobile business intelligence
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Journal of Decision Systems
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25
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S1
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12 pages
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Hermes Science Publications
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  • scopus:84976463262
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2116-7052
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10.1080/12460125.2016.1187405
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English
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  author       = {Carlsson, Sven and Tona, Olgerta and Leidner, Dorothy},
  issn         = {2116-7052},
  keyword      = {IT champion,organizing vision,mobile business intelligence},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {06},
  number       = {S1},
  pages        = {500--511},
  publisher    = {Hermes Science Publications},
  series       = {Journal of Decision Systems},
  title        = {Inside the mind of an IT champion},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/12460125.2016.1187405},
  volume       = {25},
  year         = {2016},
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