Assessing the Influence of Environmental and CEO Characteristics for


  • Mumtaz Abdul Hameed Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK
  • Steve Counsell Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK



IT innovation adoption, meta-analysis, moderating effect.


Information System literature has identified several factors that impact the adoption and implementation of IT. This study presents a meta-analysis of the findings of past literature on IT adoption to verify the significance of competitive pressure, government support, external pressure, CEO attitude, manager’s tenure, CEO innovativeness and CEO IT knowledge in the adoption of IT in organizations. The study found that except for manager’s tenure, all attributes had considerable influence on the adoption of IT. Amongst the factors considered, external pressure or the demands from the trading partners and potential customers were found to be most influential in the adoption process. The study also examined the effect of two moderating conditions for the relationship between the attributes and IT adoption.


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Author Biographies

Mumtaz Abdul Hameed, Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK

Research Student

Department of Informtion Systems and Computing

Brunel University London

Steve Counsell, Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK

Senior Lecturer, Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University


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Abdul Hameed, M., & Counsell, S. (2012). Assessing the Influence of Environmental and CEO Characteristics for. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 7(1), 64–84.



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