A study of the relationships between selected organizational variables and ATM adoption in campus networking
Engui Yao, Mississippi State University, United States
Mississippi State University . Awarded
ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) is an emerging technology in computer networking, which, in turn, is the physical media of information systems and networking/telecommunication systems. The technology provides potentiality for universities to build their networks based on the future vision of uniting voice, data, and video communications on ATM-technology-based equipment.
A review of the literature revealed that minimal evidence exists to indicate whether the size, type, financial factors, and information processing maturity of a university affect a university's high-tech innovation adoptions. No research of this nature has been undertaken in the study of ATM adoption in any institutions of higher learning, nor has any research of this nature been found in other organizations, either. Such evidence is needed by university administrators, information systems managers, and LAN managers to understand their universities better, whether they have or have not adopted ATM, and to evaluate their current administrative, academic, and financial situations and current campus networking situations.
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships between ATM adoption and four organizational variables: university size, type, finances, and information processing maturity. Another purpose of the study was to identify the current status of ATM adoption in campus networking in the United States.
Logistic regression was used as the statistical data analysis method. The results of the study provided evidence to show that ATM adoption in campus networking is significantly related to university size, university type, university finances, and university information processing maturity. These relationships indicate that the odds of adopting ATM for large universities, research universities, universities with a higher N/T budget, and universities with high information processing maturity are greater than for small universities, non-research universities, universities with a lower N/T budget, and universities with low information processing maturity.
Yao, E. A study of the relationships between selected organizational variables and ATM adoption in campus networking. Ph.D. thesis, Mississippi State University.
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