Acceptance of Automation Manufacturing Technology in China: An Examination of Perceived Norm and Organizational Efficacy

Dongmei Cao, Hong Tao, Yichuan Wang, Ali Tarhini, Senmao Xia

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Abstract

With a shift to more automation technology, social acceptance of technology plays an important role in the manufacturing sector. To what extent this occurs, and affects the adoption of technology, has been less researched, but is important in deciding how such technology is introduced, and the nature of the shift from labour-intensive manufacturing to automation. This research applies the revised technology acceptance model (TAM) to examine the impact of social and individual antecedents on the acceptance of automation manufacturing technology. Survey data are collected from 258 Chinese manufacturers. Results suggest that perceived norms significantly affect organizational intention to use automation manufacturing technology both directly and via perceived usefulness; organizational efficacy explains the intention to use via mediating effect of perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use. This research is one of the first extending and applying TAM from individuals to organizations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)(In-Press)
Number of pages14
JournalProduction Planning & Control
Volume(In-Press)
Early online date24 Sep 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 24 Sep 2019

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Automation
Manufacturing technology
Acceptance
Efficacy
China
Personnel
Technology acceptance model
Intention to use
Perceived usefulness

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The work was partly supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant NSFC (71834006).

Keywords

  • Perceived norm
  • organizational efficacy
  • automation manufacturing
  • Technology acceptance
  • China

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Acceptance of Automation Manufacturing Technology in China : An Examination of Perceived Norm and Organizational Efficacy. / Cao, Dongmei; Tao, Hong; Wang, Yichuan; Tarhini, Ali; Xia, Senmao.

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Cao, Dongmei ; Tao, Hong ; Wang, Yichuan ; Tarhini, Ali ; Xia, Senmao. / Acceptance of Automation Manufacturing Technology in China : An Examination of Perceived Norm and Organizational Efficacy. In: Production Planning & Control. 2019 ; Vol. (In-Press). pp. (In-Press).
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