Originally published in 1989 this book gives an overview of the empirical work on new technology objectives, together with an analysis of management strategies for adoption at the corporate, technological and people levels. It also reviews previous work on the extent to which staff at different levels, and from different specialism, are involved in decision-making, as well as the adoption process more generally. The book looks at different approaches to analysing organizational contexts and provides a framework for studying the stages of the adoption process. The book includes case studies - two in financial services and two in engineering contexts.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Adopting New Technology
2. New Technology Objectives
3. Adopting New Technology - Managerial Strategies
4. Adopting New Technology Involvement and Contexts
Part 2: Case Studies
5. Bramley Building Society
6. Park Hill Building Society
7. Don Ltd 8. Meadows & Butler
Part 3: Conclusion
9. Conclusion, Appendices.