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Intention to adopt smart cards: case of application in universities
2008 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Among the fast growing usage of new technologies, Smart Card technology has an outstanding growth. Smart card technology is expected to be used in many applications, especially as a university application for its personal security features such as access control, ability to perform multiple functions and also the capability to upgrade. This study explores the possibility of developing smart card as a university application and investigates whether it will help to reduce the university business administration procedures as well as increase their service efficiency. This involved investigating the response of Tarbiat Modares University (TMU, Iran) students toward the intention to embrace the technology of a university smart card. Results show that Relative Advantage and its Impression on Academic Users pre-adoption construct is the key element that plays the most influential factor in motivating students for adoption. This suggests that to ensure adoption, it is important to guarantee that the university smart card is offering something superior to its progenitor such as magnetic stripe cards. Moreover the findings show that Image and Triability have no significant impact on Intention to Adopt Smart Card among TMU students. This indicates that: Iranian culture which was somehow represented by Image and Triability which is an index for the users’ familiarity or their previous experiences with the similar technology has got nothing to do with the students Intention to Adopt Smart card. Another implication of this study is that TMU students would most probably be willing to accept the adoption of a university smart card given that the results show TMU students’ response of 97% (probability=294/303) acceptance toward the need for university smart card and 3.58 mean score (1 to 5 scale) according to research model.

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Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, Smart Cards, Adoption
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-57701ISRN: LTU-PB-EX--08/065--SELocal ID: e574aabf-5383-441e-9687-4a19bf9ae324OAI: diva2:1031089
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Electronic Commerce, master's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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