Rationalizing the use of emotion as a predictor of technology imprints

Hisham Besheer, Mario G. Beruvides

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Abstract

Technology imprints are of particular concern to the engineering manager because of their presumed ability to negatively affect the productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness of the workforce. A model was developed to measure the effects of imprints on frequency of use of technology. A user's degree of imprinting is attributed to the likeability of the system as reported by the user, as well as the user's attitude strength toward that system. It is hypothesized that imprinted users will have significantly lower frequencies of use of technological objects than nonimprinted users. Effects of cognitive and affective factors on frequency of use are investigated. The cognitive factors perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use, are adapted directly from the technology acceptance model. This paper presents an argument in support of including affect in technology usage research, specifically that in which imprints are involved. Additionally, the experiment designed to measure the effects of imprints on frequency of use is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication27th Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2006 - Managing Change
Subtitle of host publicationManaging People and Technology in a Rapidly Changing World, ASEM 2006
Pages545-552
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2006
Event27th Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2006 - Managing Change: Managing People and Technology in a Rapidly Changing World, ASEM 2006 - Huntsville, AL, United States
Duration: Oct 25 2006Oct 28 2006

Publication series

Name27th Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2006 - Managing Change: Managing People and Technology in a Rapidly Changing World, ASEM 2006

Conference

Conference27th Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2006 - Managing Change: Managing People and Technology in a Rapidly Changing World, ASEM 2006
CountryUnited States
CityHuntsville, AL
Period10/25/0610/28/06

Keywords

  • Affective and cognitive behavior
  • Technology imprints
  • Technology use

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    Besheer, H., & Beruvides, M. G. (2006). Rationalizing the use of emotion as a predictor of technology imprints. In 27th Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2006 - Managing Change: Managing People and Technology in a Rapidly Changing World, ASEM 2006 (pp. 545-552). (27th Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2006 - Managing Change: Managing People and Technology in a Rapidly Changing World, ASEM 2006).