Title: Issue placement affecting factors for Knowledge Management Systems initiaition

Authors: Tung-Ching Lin, Hsiu-Ju Chen, Po-Hsun Chang

Addresses: Department of Information Management, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan, ROC. ' Department of Information Management, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung County 840, Taiwan, ROC. ' Department of Information Management, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan, ROC

Abstract: Lots of literature discusses Information System/Information Technology adoption or diffusion. However, few studies research the initiation stage of organisational innovation process. Without entering into agenda, organisational innovations issues are not legitimated for further organisational action. Therefore, this study explored factors affecting Knowledge Management Systems (KMSs) issue placement into organisational agenda, based on perspectives of issue selling and agenda building. The quantitatively testified results verified the impact of perceived issue salience and the relatedness between agenda placement of KMSs issue and KMSs adoption. For practical KMSs proponents in organisations, to facilitate KMSs adoption is first to understand how the innovational issue is perceived.

Keywords: agenda building; issue selling; knowledge management systems; KMS adoption; organisational innovation; initiation; proponents.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2008.016764

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2008 Vol.5 No.2, pp.186 - 200

Published online: 22 Jan 2008 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article