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Title: Readiness as a novel construct of Readiness Acceptance Model (RAM) for wireless handheld technology.
Book Title: Handbook of Research on Healthcare Administration and Management
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Other Authors: Hafeez-Baig, A.
Gururajan, R.
Keywords: Information Communication Technology
Wireless Handheld Technology
Desk Top Technology
Readiness Acceptance Model
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: IGI Global
Abstract: In this conceptual chapter we have reviewed prominent theories or models in relation to the adoption of technology for wired devices. We have identified shortcomings in these leading models in predicting adoption behaviour associated with the wireless technology. The shortcomings are particularly acute in wireless handheld technology by comparison with desk top technology in which the adoption models have been extensively studied. Here we propose “Readiness Acceptance Model” (RAM) as new conceptual model for the adoption of ICT in conjunction with wireless handheld technology. Readiness is defined as user's ability to perceived readiness of the business in the context of organizational, technological, perceptional, behavioural, and environmental attributes for the acceptance of wireless handheld devices. In formulating the conceptual framework for RAM we incorporated variable characteristics from the nine prominent models reviewed here. We believe these considerations would allow RAM to be useful in wireless handheld technology ICT domains.
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0920-2.ch035
ISBN: 9781522509202
Type: Chapter
Affiliated Organisations: Health Informatics
RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
Appears in Collections:Health Informatics

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