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Title: Technology adoption in diffusion of innovations perspective: introduction of an ERP system in a non-profit organization
Authors: Miranda, Marília Queiroz
Farias, Josivania Silva
Schwartz, Carolina de Araújo
Almeida, Juliana Pascualote Lemos de
Assunto:: Tecnologias
Tecnologia da informação
Inovações tecnológicas
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Elsevier Editora Ltda.
Citation: MIRANDA, Marília Queiroz et al. Technology adoption in diffusion of innovations perspective: introduction of an ERP system in a non-profit organization. RAI: Revista de Administração e Inovação, v. 13, p. 48–57, 2016. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 31 ago. 2018. doi:
Abstract: This study aimed to describe the adoption process in light of the diffusion of innovations and technologies of the management system enterprise resource planning in a non-profit organization, considering inhibiting and facilitating factors of this process and innovations or arising benefits. A descriptive qualitative approach was conducted through a case study. Triangulation of researchers was used in the content analysis of the empirical evidences obtained through 17 structured interviews. It was concluded with this study that the facilitating factors outweigh the inhibiting factors of the adoption of the system. With regard to innovations arising from the adoption of this technology, it was found that there were process and administrative innovations through the implementation of new processes, practices and structural organization, which resulted in the effective reach of the organization’s objective, with respect to the compliance for business customers which had as goal to adjust themselves to the standards of minimum quotas for hiring young apprentices.
Licença:: © 2016 Departamento de Administração, Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade da Universidade de São Paulo – FEA/USP. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (
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