Software development methodologies in organizations: Field investigation of use, acceptance, and application

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  • The theories of social exchange, task-technology fit, and technology acceptance are utilized in a field study of software development methodologies. This investigation includes the effects of user experiences on perceptions of acceptance and usage of a methodology. More specifically, perceptions of the outputs and deliverables from a methodology and perceptions of challenges and obstacles to using and applying a methodology were found to significantly and positively influence perceived usefulness and negatively influence ease of use of a methodology, respectively, within a developer's organization. Perceived usefulness was a positive and strong antecedent to perceptions of fit between the methodology and client problems, and the strengthening of efficacy beliefs about the methodology. [Article copies are available for purchase from] © 2009, IGI Global.
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  • Kacmar CJ; McManus DJ; Duggan EW; Hale JE; Hale DP
  • Start Page

  • 16
  • End Page

  • 39
  • Volume

  • 22
  • Issue

  • 3