University of Bergen
Adoption of innovative technologies has been investigated using different theoretical perspectives for many years. In the research field of Management, Abrahamson has suggested four perspectives to explain the adoption/rejection behavior. Similarly, in the authors' field, Fichman has provided them with different adoption perspectives. A review and comparison of these adoption perspectives yields common roots, but also some differences. While revisiting the common roots and integrating the perspectives offered by Abrahamson and Fichman in one framework, they identified two additional perspectives: pushed-selection and transfer perspective. The two additional perspectives seem to be particularly relevant for capturing the adoption decision of innovations in inter-organizational relationships.