Adoption of Mobile Communication Technology: An Empirical Study on Females Working in Elderly Care

Anna Sell, Erkki Patokorpi, Bill Anckar, Pirkko Walden

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The Finnish municipal open care service in Turku applied mobile communication technology in order to cut costs and increase the efficiency of its elderly care. The home help staff was given a number of Nokia Communicators for the purpose of ordering groceries for their elderly and disabled customers. In this paper we present and discuss our empirical findings of the adoption of mobile communication technology by an all-female population. The results contradict some assumptions generally made in literature about the impact of age and experience on technology adoption.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationECIS 2004 Proceedings
EditorsTimo Leino, Timo Saarinen, Stefan Klein
PublisherAIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication statusPublished - 2004
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Information Systems - European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2018
Duration: 26 Jun 201829 Jun 2018


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Information Systems

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