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Knowledge Conversion Processes in Thai Public Organisations Seen as an Innovation: The Re-Analysis of a TAM Study Using Innovation Translation

Charnkit, Puripat and Tatnall, Arthur (2011) Knowledge Conversion Processes in Thai Public Organisations Seen as an Innovation: The Re-Analysis of a TAM Study Using Innovation Translation. International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation, 3 (4). pp. 32-45. ISSN 1942-535X (print) 1942-5368 (online)

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Abstract

This article uses data collected for a study undertaken in the mid-2000s using the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) to investigate knowledge conversion processes in a Thai Government Ministry. The authors re-analyse this study making use of the power of actor-network theory. The original TAM study, based on technological innovation, investigated the relationship between technology support and management of the knowledge conversion process in a government ministry in Thailand to increase knowledge sharing. The original study found that a number of external variables impacted on the knowledge conversion process, including personal details, training, tools of persuasion, national background and culture, management and policies, employee behaviour, management, and policies and computing support. This paper briefly outlines the findings of the original study and discusses how an ANT study would have approached this material. An analysis is then made of how an Innovation Translation approach differs fundamentally from one using the Technology Acceptance Model.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID23402, Technology Acceptance Model, knowledge conversion, actor-network theory, Thailand, Innovation Translation
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
SEO Classification > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2012 04:33
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2014 06:29
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9044
DOI: 10.4018/jantti.2011100104
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