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International Journal of E-Adoption (IJEA) Volume 8, Issue 1

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E-adoption has been the central focus of the 21st century since both organizations and individuals around the globe are adopting the internet and other internet-based technologies for their daily and business activities. Businesses are adopting internet-based technologies for personal increase efficiency, improving marketing, reducing costs, increasing turnover, and profitability. Individuals are using e-adoptions for empowering themselves through their online active participations through a number of different activities. There have been worldwide success stories about how e-adoption has impacted individuals and organizations. It has been reported that through e-mail and web sites, human rights organizations in Egypt, the Palestinian territories, and elsewhere disseminate information far more effectively than ever before, despite their modest resources and limited access to the local media. On one hand, e-adoption has provided opportunities for individuals, communities, and organizations to participate in the knowledge-based society effectively. On the other side, it has also evoked many issues such as digital divide, knowledge divide, access and accessibility barriers, social relationships, work, culture, political participation, social empowerment, spatial boundaries, and the socio-economic impact of e-adoption. The International Journal of E-Adoption (IJEA) is a double-blind refereed international journal whose focus is to promote research in the area of e-adoption. IJEA distinguishes itself as a unique journal to cover the wide facets of e-adoption ranging from infrastructural research to socio-economic impact. The thrust of IJEA is to publish papers of both theory and practice that provide guidance to the policy makers, decision makers and practicing managers in business, industry, government, and academia for various e-adoption perspectives. IJEA draws on a wide range of disciplines, including information systems, computer science, decision sciences, operations management, marketing, cognitive psychology, social psychology, strategic management, and communication. As the use of internet technologies and electronic commerce revolution is growing, it is catching the attention of researchers worldwide. Researchers are trying to understand organizational, demographic, cultural factors, and socio-economic influences for e-adoption and how e-adoption has an impact at individual, firm, and country level.

This issue contains the following articles:

  • Enablers for Patients to Adopt Web-Based Personal Health Records (PHR)
  • Relationships between Individuals' Convergence Readiness and Performance in Using Mobile Phones
  • Are We There Yet?: An Exploratory Predictive Study of Instructor Acceptance of an Educational Tablet Computer
  • Factors Influencing Consumer Adoption for Network Fellowship Auction in Taiwan