An assessment of technology adoption theory in post- Conflict regions: A case study of Kosovo

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Abstract

Advanced control and automation systems adoption into industrial supply chains significantly improve the management of information and provide a basic industrial IT infrastructure. Post-conflict societies are an extreme situation which has not previously appeared in the literature on technology adoption. This paper presents findings of a post-conflict country case study of technology adoption during a critical period five to six years after a major war. Data was gathered from 68 companies, findings are presented and interpreted. From this conclusions are drawn about the neo-institutional theory of technology adoption and technology adoption policy Kosova.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFAC International Workshop on "Supplemental Ways for Improving International Stability", SWIIS 2010 - Proceedings
PublisherIFAC Secretariat
Pages7-12
Number of pages6
Edition25 PART 1
ISBN (Print)9783902661920
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventIFAC International Workshop on "Supplemental Ways for Improving International Stability", SWIIS 2010 - Proceedings - Prishtina, Kosovo, Serbia
Duration: 27 Oct 201029 Oct 2010

Publication series

NameIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
Number25 PART 1
Volume43
ISSN (Print)1474-6670

Conference

ConferenceIFAC International Workshop on "Supplemental Ways for Improving International Stability", SWIIS 2010 - Proceedings
Country/TerritorySerbia
CityPrishtina, Kosovo
Period27/10/201029/10/2010

Keywords

  • Developing countries
  • ICT
  • International stability
  • Management
  • Technology adoption

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