Let's work together! we-intention to use instant messaging for e-collaboration

Christy M K CHEUNG*, Aaron X.L. Shen, Matthew K.O. Lee, Wei Ping Wang

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Instant messaging is one of the fastest growing internet-based collaborative technologies and is being widely used for work collaboration. In this paper, we modified the model of goal-directed behaviour by adding the social influence processes to investigate the we-intention to use instant messaging for ecollaboration. An online survey was conducted and data collected from 163 respondents were analyzed using the partial least squares. The research model explained 67.4% of the variance in weintention. Desires, group norms, past behaviour, perceived behaviour control were found statistically significant in determining the we-intention to use instant messaging, whilst positive and negative anticipated emotions and social identity had significant effects on we-intention through desire. This is one of the very first models in Information Systems that employs the concept of we-intention to explain e-collaboration. We believe that the implications of this study provide new and important insights to both researchers and practitioners.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event15th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2007 - St. Gallen, Switzerland
Duration: 7 Jun 20079 Jun 2007


Conference15th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2007
CitySt. Gallen

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Information Systems

User-Defined Keywords

  • E-collaboration
  • Instant messaging
  • Model of goal-directed behaviour
  • Social computing technologies
  • Social influence
  • Theory of planned behaviour
  • We-intention


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