E-infrastructure adoption in the social sciences and humanities: Cross-national evidence from the avross survey

Franz Barjak, Julia Lane, Meik Poschen, Rob Procter, Simon Robinson, Gordon Wiegand

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Abstract

This paper is a first attempt to describe and compare the adoption of e-Infrastructure across the UK, continental Europe, and the USA in the social sciences and humanities. A survey of early adopters identified three differences across these countries, each potentially affecting adoption: funding approaches, the technical configuration of projects, and research support. Our findings also suggest that the sustainable adoption of e-Infrastructure co-varies with the role of intrinsic and extrinsic motivations and the involvement of other people in the adoption decision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)635-651
Number of pages17
JournalInformation Communication and Society
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2010

Keywords

  • Adoption
  • E-Infrastructure
  • E-Social Science
  • Research infrastructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Library and Information Sciences

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