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An integrative model of mobile phone appropriation


Wirth, W; von Pape, T; Karnowski, V (2008). An integrative model of mobile phone appropriation. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13(3):593-617.

Abstract

The evolution of mobile communication devices and services has taken up a dynamic which makes any prognosis on in this field almost impossible. Whereas part of this dynamic may remain inscrutable, we believe that a much higher degree of explanation can be achieved by paying more attention to the process of appropriation. To seize this potential, we propose to combine existing research efforts in this domain. Therefore, an integrative model to analyse mobile phone appropriation will be presented.
The model is based on existing theoretical approaches belonging to the quantitative “adop-tion”-paradigm (namely diffusion theory, theory of planned behavior, uses-and-gratifications and social network theory) as well as the mostly qualitative research paradigm devoted to “appropriation” (innovation theory, cultural studies, frame analysis). The resulting model inte-grates elements from all of these approaches. It is optimized (and partially empirically tested) for the mobile telephone.

Abstract

The evolution of mobile communication devices and services has taken up a dynamic which makes any prognosis on in this field almost impossible. Whereas part of this dynamic may remain inscrutable, we believe that a much higher degree of explanation can be achieved by paying more attention to the process of appropriation. To seize this potential, we propose to combine existing research efforts in this domain. Therefore, an integrative model to analyse mobile phone appropriation will be presented.
The model is based on existing theoretical approaches belonging to the quantitative “adop-tion”-paradigm (namely diffusion theory, theory of planned behavior, uses-and-gratifications and social network theory) as well as the mostly qualitative research paradigm devoted to “appropriation” (innovation theory, cultural studies, frame analysis). The resulting model inte-grates elements from all of these approaches. It is optimized (and partially empirically tested) for the mobile telephone.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Arts
Language:English
Date:April 2008
Deposited On:05 Mar 2009 10:57
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:59
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:1083-6101
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1083-6101.2008.00412.x
Official URL:http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/119414158/PDFSTART
Related URLs:http://jcmc.indiana.edu/index.html (Publisher)

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