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Are you a maverick? Towards a segmentation of collaboration technology users

: Schacht, Silvia; Morana, Stefan; Urbach, Nils; Maedche, Alexander

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Association for Information Systems -AIS-:
Thirty Sixth International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2015. Proceedings. Online resource : Fort Worth, Texas, December 13-16, 2015
AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2015
ISBN: 978-0-9966831-1-1
Paper 7, 12 pp.
International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) <36, 2015, Fort Worth/Tex.>
Conference Paper, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer FIT ()
collaboration technology; FIMIX-PLS; segmentation

Collaboration technologies are heavily used in organizations enabling employees to communicate, cooperate, and collaborate with each other. There exist much research investigating why different people are using different kinds of collaboration technologies, but some of the research results on technology acceptance are contradictious. A reason for these inconsistent results may be unobserved heterogeneity. Aiming to understand the heterogeneity, the presented research-in-progress discusses the examination of collaboration technology user segments. By applying the finite mixture partial least squares (FIMIX-PLS) approach, we aim to provide a differentiated picture of factors affecting individuals in their acceptance of collaboration technologies. Our preliminary results indicate that the aggregated model basing on the four identified segments provides more explanations than the global research model. Our overall research contributes to existing research, since we characterize different users groups and thus, improve interpretability of collaboration technology acceptance.