Adoption and Use of Interorganizational ICT in a Construction Project

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The objective of this research is to explain why actors are not using interorganizational information and communication technology (ICT) in construction projects in the intended way, by determining the mechanisms that influence the way actors use this ICT over time during a construction project. This explorative research results in a theoretical model that contains four key categories that explains the way actors use ICT in construction projects: (1) personal motivation; (2) external motivation; (3) knowledge and skills; and (4) acting opportunities. The model is compared with three existing influential models about the adoption and use of ICT: the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology, the theory of planned behavior, and the technology acceptance model. In these models missing elements are found. In addition, it is found that fundamental characteristics of construction projects, such as the fragmented and temporarily nature of construction projects, and the different working practices, resources, and objectives of the organizations involved cause most of the barriers to the intended use of interorganizational ICT.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)1003-1014
JournalJournal of construction engineering and management
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2010


  • Grounded Theory
  • Construction projects
  • Interorganizational ICT
  • IR-73473
  • Ethnography

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