Intra-Firm Adoption Decisions
The subject of this paper is intra-firm adoption decisions, a relatively unexplored research area in the marketing literature. In particular, we investigate which factors influence the intra-firm adoption decisions regarding the common European currency of the treasury, purchasing and sales departments of European companies. Two sets of independent variables were hypothesized to influence the intra-firm adoption decisions, i.e. (1) variables known from the inter-firm diffusion literature, (2) variables specifically relevant for intra-firm analyses of innovation acceptance. The hypotheses are tested using data from treasury, purchasing and sales managers (441 respondents in total) from companies located in five different European countries. The results of logistic regression show that the proposed intra-firm variables are indeed important explanatory variables that should be included in intra-firm analyses. Moreover, for the inter-firm variables we found differences in the effects between departments, which demonstrates the very need for an intra-firm analysis.
|Keywords||European Monetary Union, European marketing, business marketing, innovation, intra-firm adoption|
|Publisher||Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)|
van Everdingen, Y.M., & Wierenga, B.. (2001). Intra-Firm Adoption Decisions (No. ERS-2001-21-MKT). Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/86