Investigation of the Effective Factors on Acceptance of Web Logs: Role of Technology Acceptance, Social Influences and Motivation for Knowledge Sharing

By Mohammad Esmaeil Ansari, Rasoul Abbasi and Ayob Lotfi.

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Nowadays with the increasing growth of weblogs and the development of online culture in community, it seems necessary to notice this phenomenon. There are few studies in this field, unfortunately. This research was conducted to investigate the factors which seem influential on the people’s will in use of this technology. Because of the fact that the number of users of web in universities are more than the other members of the community, Master of Science students of Isfahan University were selected as the statistical community. Effective factors were classified in three classes which related to the model of technology acceptance, factors which related to the knowledge sharing motivation and social factors. With the exception of the factor of the relation of famous with the attitude toward the use of weblog, all the hypothesis of the research was affirmed at a meaningful level of 5%. There will be suggestions for promoting the use of blogs according to the results.

Keywords: Weblog, Knowledge Sharing, Social Influence

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp.37-48. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 907.128KB).

Dr. Mohammad Esmaeil Ansari

Faculty Member, Management Department,Economics and Business Administration Faculty, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Rasoul Abbasi

MA Student, Isfahan University, Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

MA Student of Isfahan University

Ayob Lotfi

MA Student, Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

MA student of Isfahan University

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