Accession Number:

ADA276012

Title:

A Study of Theoretical Models for Managing Technology Change and a Comparison to a Radio Frequency Identification Implementation

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

137.0

Abstract:

This research developed an aggregate model for technological implementation in organizations. The aggregate model drew information from various theoretical models and aggregated those elements that were common to several of the models. Those elements included information availability, anticipated profitability, probability of success, user attitudes, political attitudes, external pressure, teamwork, strategic planning, resource availability, and training. Individuals involved at various organizational levels of a Radio Frequency Identification implementation were interviewed to see if the aggregate model could be useful to managers. The researchers found evidence that each of the elements of the aggregate model could be beneficial to managers considering implementing new technologies. Also, the researchers found that individuals at different organizational levels tended to view these elements differently. Additionally, the researchers recommended several elements that could be added to the model. Future research should be conducted to determine if these additional elements should be added to the aggregate model and to determine the model is useful for various types of technologies. Technology transfer, Information processing, Model Theory, Identification systems, Radiofrequency, Technology implementation.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE