Inaugural lecture delivered in abridged form on the acceptance of the Chair of Political Science, especially Governance of Complex and Innovative Technological Systems at the Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg, Germany (June 1st, 2016).
Although still in the early stages of diffusion, smartwatches represent the most popular type of wearable devices. Yet, little is known why some people are more likely to adopt smartwatches than others. To deepen the understanding of underlying factors prompting adoption behavior, the authors develop a theoretical model grounded in technology acceptance and social psychology literature. Empirical results reveal perceived usefulness and visibility as important factors that drive intention. The magnitude of these antecedents is influenced by an individual’s perception of viewing smartwatches as a technology and/or as a fashion accessory. Theoretical and managerial implications are discussed.
Augmented Reality Smart Glasses are an emerging new wearable technology that integrates
virtual information in a user’s view-field. In this article, the authors discuss the
opportunities of smart glasses in the context of Enterprise Social Networks (ESN). A
proposed conceptual model is developed that demonstrates the underlying mechanisms
that drive smart glasses ESN adoption on a firm level. Furthermore, on the individual
employee level, the authors propose the antecedents to active and passive use. The
theoretical contribution is a comprehensive hierarchical model that extends prior technology
acceptance and ESN research. On the managerial front, the article provides guidance
to managers who aim at achieving competitive advantages by improving knowledge
management through the use of new wearable Augmented Reality technologies.