Purpose – Using the extended task‐technology fit (TTF) model, this paper attempts to determine whether task‐technology fit, perceived resistance, user resistance and usage influence managers' performance. Design/methodology/approach – The study was conducted on 150 middle managers from various organisations in Malaysia's port industry. Findings – The structural equation modelling results reveal that task‐technology fit is significantly related to usage and perceived resistance, and that perceived resistance is a predictor of usage. Usage predicts performance, but not user resistance. There is no relationship between usage and user resistance, and vice versa . Research limitations/implications – The study focuses on Malaysia's port industry and concentrates only on the management perspective of intranet usage. Practical implications – The results provide insights into how the Malaysian port industry and other organisations of a similar structure could enhance their intranet usage. Originality/value – This study is one of the first to address intranet usage in the port industry, and introduces two importance factors (i.e. perceived resistance and user resistance) that influence managers' task performance.
Aslib Proceedings: New Information Perspectives – Emerald Publishing
Published: May 23, 2008
Keywords: Information systems; Intranets; Middle managers; Mathematical modelling; Malaysia
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