User Acceptance of Information Technology: A Critical Review of Technology Acceptance Models and the Decision to Invest in Information Security

Patrice Seuwou, Ebad Banissi, George Ubakanma

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Abstract

In today’s fast changing world, technology is increasingly influencing and having a major impact on all aspect of our daily life. For decades, the user acceptance of technology has been a vital field of study. Despite numerous models being proposed to explain and predict the use of a system or to assist in decision making to invest in information security, the latest models and theories are still not been able to fully capture the complexity of the relationship between humans and technology. This paper provides a historical overview and a critical review of technology acceptance models (TAM) and theories. It also explores external variables influencing information security investment. It is concluded that although TAM and associated theories are well-established concepts in the information systems community, further research will be required to capture other important elements influencing public acceptance of technology which are not currently represented in existing models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunications in Computer and Information Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages230-251
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783319510644
ISBN (Print)9783319510637
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Jan 2017

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume630

Keywords

  • IT decision making
  • Information security
  • Technology acceptance model
  • Theory of reasoned action
  • Unified theory of acceptance and use of technology

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