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"Which factors influence the adoption of societally, economically and environmentally sustainable technologies?" – A recent study has been accepted for publication in the journal Management Information Systems Quarterly


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An article by Philipp Wunderlich, Daniel Veit and Saonee Sarker entitled " Adoption of Sustainable Technologies: A Mixed-Methods Study of German Households" has been accepted for publication in the journal Management Information Systems Quarterly.



About the study: Although technologies spurred by the “internet of things” are increasingly being introduced in homes, only few studies have examined the adoption or diffusion of such household technologies. One particular area of interest in this context is electricity consumption, especially the introduction of smart metering technology (SMT) in households. Despite its growing prominence, SMT implementation has met with various challenges across the world, including limited adoption by consumers. Thus, this study empirically examines the antecedents of SMT adoption by potential consumers. Using a mixed-methods design, the study first unearths the SMT-specific antecedents, then develops a contextualized model by drawing on theories from motivational psychology and the antecedents identified earlier, and then tests this model using a large-scale survey (N=930) of German consumers. Results provide support for many of the hypotheses and highlight the importance of motivational factors and some household demographic, privacy, and innovation-related factors to consumers’ intention to adopt SMT.

Reference: Wunderlich, P., Veit, D., Sarker, S. 2018. „Adoption of Sustainable Technologies: A Mixed-Methods Study of German Households,” Management Information Systems Quarterly, Forthcoming.

Accepting Senior Editor: Professor Viswanath Venkatesh, PhD

About the journal: The Journal Management Information Systems Quarterly is the leading international journal in the research field of Information Systems. The journal is rated A+ by the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) in JOURQUAL3. The journal’s ISI impact factor for 2017 is 5.430.