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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2005, Vol. 21 Issue (12): 17-21    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2005.12.04
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User Acceptance of Information Systems: A Comparison of Three  Theoretical Models
Wang Wei
(Department of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Business, The HongKong  Polytechnic University, HongKong, China)
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User acceptance is an important issue in Information System (IS) research field. Previous research primarily focused on cognitive behavioral models and tried to explain and predict IS usage better. This study introduces and compares three popular models that predict an individual’s intention to use an IS: the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA), the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB).  Based on the comparison, this study suggests the direction of the future research.

Key wordsInformation system adoption      Information system acceptance      Information system research     
Received: 12 August 2005      Published: 25 December 2005


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Wang Wei. User Acceptance of Information Systems: A Comparison of Three  Theoretical Models. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 2005, 21(12): 17-21.

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