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Student Journalists Acceptance on Collaborative Writing Wikis

Student Journalists Acceptance on Collaborative Writing Wikis
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Author(s): Will Wai Kit Ma (Hong Kong Shue Yan University, China)and Jeromy Yu Chan (Hong Kong Shue Yan University, China)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch040
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


The objectives of the study are to identify relevant key intention determinants to Wikis use and to better understand the knowledge creation processes through an investigation of the individual planning and writing patterns. Surprisingly, perceived usefulness (technology utility) was found not significant to intention to use; while image became the strongest determinant to behavioral intention to use. Individual factors such as computer self-efficacy, personal innovativeness with technology were both significant determinants. Open-end survey items collected significant details from individual student journalists about their knowledge creation processes. Implications to Wikis implementation and limitations of the study are discussed.

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