Unfolding the types of organizational inertia in information systems adoption

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Even though a company is willing to adopt an information system, there is often some organizational inertia associated with the adoption process. In this paper, we explore the types of inertia in IS adoption in the context of a specific business process. Drawing on seven case studies where inertia can be observed, we illustrate the inertia types found in earlier research and find indication for the existence of two new types of inertia: externality inertia and mimetic inertia.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - Koloa, United States
Duration: 5 Jan 20168 Jan 2016
Conference number: 49


ConferenceAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Abbreviated titleHICSS
CountryUnited States

    Research areas

  • Decision-making, Incumbent system, IS adoption, Organizational inertia, Sales invoicing, Small enterprise, Types of inertia

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