Information System Theory: The Technology Acceptance Model

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Abstract The acceptance of Technology by users is a topic that has been studied many times and dealt with in many Information System Theory over the past years. Thus many User models of acceptance of technology have been implemented and used to better predict the use and acceptance of new technologies and systems by individuals. The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) is based on two main determinants including perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use that help systems developers manage users’ beliefs about the systems and predict acceptance for new information systems. The TAM has so far been a model that raised the most interest as to its relevance in capturing the most attention of the Information Systems community. This literature study…show more content…
Keywords: Information System Theory, Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), Perceived usefulness, Perceived ease of use, information systems Community. Introduction Technology and new information Systems have never been easy to get familiar with. Some people are not always as responsive as others to the use of technology. A good interaction between individuals and technology relies on a number of social factors and characteristics. Due to the complexity linked to predicting human behaviour, many researchers have tried to implement some models and theories to explain the parameters to consider in the acceptance and use of new technologies. This is one of the reasons of the many researches on developing models of technology acceptance that could explain behaviour of end users or predict acceptance for new technologies. The technology acceptance model developed by Davis (1989) has been an important research that described determinants of information systems and information technology used by individuals. This TAM model…show more content…
The Behaviour intention in return influences the individual’s actual behaviour. However, it links the perception, norms and attitudes to a person’s intentions and make use of them to predict the behaviour which may result as a consequence of this intention. 2.Technological Aspects and Organisational Behaviour Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) – By Davis (1989) The Technology Acceptance model (TAM) is nothing other than an adaption of the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA). It was developed by Fred Davis 1989 to predict and explain technology usage behaviour and identify the factors that lead to user’s acceptance or rejection of a technology by associating technological aspects with organisational behaviour concepts. However, In the TAM, there are two important determinants including perceived usefulness (1) and perceived ease of use (2) that help systems developers have a better control over users’ beliefs about the system and therefore predict their behavioural intention and actual usage of

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