The impact of software infusion and software diffusion on the frequency of software replacement

Castner, Grant James. (1996). The impact of software infusion and software diffusion on the frequency of software replacement Honours Thesis, Dept. of Commerce, University of Queensland.

       
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Author Castner, Grant James.
Thesis Title The impact of software infusion and software diffusion on the frequency of software replacement
School, Centre or Institute Dept. of Commerce
Institution University of Queensland
Publication date 1996
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Ferguson, Dr Colin
Total pages 95
Language eng
Subjects 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Formatted abstract This study provides insight into the factors that influence the frequency of software replacement. Cost of replacement, identified by the constructs of software diffusion and infusion, is theorised to affect the replacement decision. Software diffusion and infusion are hypothesised to be inversely related to the frequency of software replacement. The research areas of transaction cost economics, the buying process and information technology diffusion and infusion provide support for the research model. A survey based approach, considering the replacement of spreadsheet software, is employed to empirically test the model. Supporting evidence is derived from interviews, survey comments and postings on the internet newsgroup comp.apps.spreadsheets. The results suggest that software diffusion and infusion do inversely impact on the frequency of software replacement. The results also imply that the relationship between software diffusion and the frequency of software replacement is an indirect relationship through software infusion.

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