Degree Granting Department
Information Systems and Decision Sciences
Rosann Webb Collins, Ph.D.
Walter Nord, Ph.D.
Manish Agrawal, Ph.D.
Richard Will, Ph.D.
Donald Hardaway, Ph.D.
Disruptive Technologies, Case Study
This dissertation seeks to understand how organizations adopt a disruptive technology, open source software. Five cross-sectional case studies at municipal governments were performed using a theoretical model based off of eight organizational adoption theories. Results of the case studies highlight how each construct from each theory was present at the organizations. However each construct was of variable influence based upon organizational characteristics and the time or stage of adoption.
Scholar Commons Citation
Nagy, Delmer, "Understanding Organizational Adoption Theories Through the Adoption of a Disruptive Innovation: Five Cases of Open Source Software" (2010). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.