A Bibliometric Analysis of the Technology Acceptance Literature (1989-2014)


The technology acceptance model (TAM) has generated a long-term impact on management research and recent education literature. However, only little attention was given to bibliographically review the literature development on the ideas of technology acceptance. While many research reviews focused on reexamining the interrelationships among TAM constructs through meta analysis, only few provided systematic overview for the TAM literature development and progression based on overall citation network. In this paper, we present a key-route main path analysis to demonstrate the trajectory of the TAM literature. To include the most representative research papers, multi-keyword queries were adopted to conduct the initial search in the Web of Science. The data was retrieved on October 1, 2014. Accordingly, a total of 1,038 journal articles with 33,634 citation times were obtained and used for main path analysis. The result of most critical 20 routes using key-route main path analysis was mapped in a directed network graph. This is the very first attempt to profile the TAM development trajectories, providing a platform for further scholarly discussion.

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Kai-Yu Tang, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Mei-Chun Chen, Vanung University, Taiwan
Chun-Hua Hsiao, Kainan University, Taiwan

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Conference: LibrAsia2016
Stream: Librarianship - Publishing, electronic publishing and bibliometrics

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