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

*Corresponding author for this work

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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
    Title of host publicationECIS 2007 Proceedings
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 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
    Internet address

    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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