Organizational size and IT innovation adoption: A meta-analysis Article

Lee, G, Xia, W. (2006). Organizational size and IT innovation adoption: A meta-analysis . 43(8), 975-985. 10.1016/

cited authors

  • Lee, G; Xia, W

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  • Organizational size has long been considered to be an important predictor of IT innovation adoption. However, empirical results on the relationship between them have been disturbingly mixed and inconsistent. Through a meta-analysis of 54 correlations derived from 21 empirical studies, we attempted to explain and resolve these mixed results by synthesizing across studies the effects of organizational size on IT innovation adoption and by examining the effects of six moderators on the relationship. The results suggested that, although a positive relationship generally existed between them, the relationship was moderated by five variables: type of IT innovation, type of organization, stage of adoption, scope of size, and type of size measure. This suggested that the mixed empirical results from previous studies can be explained by a lack of consideration of moderators. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • December 1, 2006

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  • 975

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  • 985


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