The Evolution of Technology Acceptance Theories

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Alaa M. Momani
Mamoun Jamous


Technology acceptance has become one of the most significant subjects in software engineering field. Many theories and models have been proposed over the years to explain the individuals’ usage behavior towards technologies. This research paper focuses on the evolution of the technology acceptance theories and models by reviewing and comparing them. This study reviews a group of ten technology acceptance theories that were analyzed and arraigned according to their chronological order of evolution. This study reveals that these theories and models are similar in their structure, but different in their explanation for the behavior and usage. It considers that the best theory should be comprehensive and less complexity according to the number of the constructs and moderators represent their structure. This will make the theory more applicable and understandable especially for studying the acceptance behavior for any new technology or information system.

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