We-intention to use instant messaging for collaboration: A social influence model

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

*Corresponding author for this work

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    The purpose of this study is to introduce the concept of "we-intention" into group technology adoption and diffusion research. In this study, we examined the "we-intention" of using instant messaging for team collaboration. Building upon the social influence framework, a we-intention model is developed and tested with 163 respondents. The research model explained 41.3% of the variance in we-intention. Attitude, group norm and social identity were found to be statistically significant in determining we-intention to use instant messaging for collaboration, and value perception had significant effects on attitude and social influence factors. We believe that the implications of this study are important for both researchers and practitioners.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPACIS 2007 Proceedings
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
    Number of pages15
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2007
    Event11th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2007: Managing Diversity in Digital Enterprises - Auckland, New Zealand
    Duration: 4 Jul 20076 Jul 2007

    Publication series

    NamePacific Asia Conference on Information Systems


    Conference11th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2007
    Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
    Internet address

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Information Systems

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Collaborative technology
    • Instant messaging
    • Social influence
    • Uses and gratifications
    • We-intention


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