e-HRM and IT Governance: A User Department’s Perspective using Diffusion of Innovations (DOI) Theory

Miguel R. Olivas-Luján, Gary W. Florkowski


IT Governance, the responsibility for systematically making decisions that will impact the acquisition, deployment, and overall usage of Information Technologies (IT) in a firm has been touted as “the single most important predictor of the value an organization generates from IT” [54]. In this pa- per, we present the results of a survey-based study of US and Canadian firms that utilize ITs for HR purposes (e-HRM). To investigate whether the mode of HR-IT Governance matters in terms of the intensity of usage of HR Technologies, we used Diffusion of Innovations (DOI) theory in a moderated mediation functional form [24]. We find support for the notion that indeed, the way an organization assigns responsibility for decision making for Human Resource ICTs makes a difference in terms of the user (HR) and IS department factors that predict the intensity of HR Technology usage.


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R. Olivas-Luján M. and W. Florkowski G. (2008). e-HRM and IT Governance: A User Department’s Perspective using Diffusion of Innovations (DOI) Theory . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Human Resource Information Systems - Volume 1: HRIS, (ICEIS 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-47-0, pages 3-15. DOI: 10.5220/0001737100030015

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author={Miguel R. Olivas-Luján and Gary W. Florkowski},
title={e-HRM and IT Governance: A User Department’s Perspective using Diffusion of Innovations (DOI) Theory},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Human Resource Information Systems - Volume 1: HRIS, (ICEIS 2008)},

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JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Human Resource Information Systems - Volume 1: HRIS, (ICEIS 2008)
TI - e-HRM and IT Governance: A User Department’s Perspective using Diffusion of Innovations (DOI) Theory
SN - 978-989-8111-47-0
AU - R. Olivas-Luján M.
AU - W. Florkowski G.
PY - 2008
SP - 3
EP - 15
DO - 10.5220/0001737100030015