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Exploration of Managers' Experiences about the Diffusion of Software Innovations within the Solaris Operating System Engineering department of Oracle Corporation

Nghiem-Xuan, Yannick (2014) Exploration of Managers' Experiences about the Diffusion of Software Innovations within the Solaris Operating System Engineering department of Oracle Corporation. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This qualitative research project explores the experience of managers regarding projects of Diffusion of Software Innovations in a very specific environment of the Information Technology industry: the Solaris Operating System Engineering department of Oracle Corporation. The outcome of this paper is a list of insights and recommendations that can be used by actors involved in similar projects of the Information Technology industry. The investigation is performed through a research process composed of several steps: a process of data collection through individual interviews, a synthesis and analysis of the data using thematic analysis methodology, and finally an analysis of the data through the flagship theory of the Diffusion of Innovation by Roger.

This paper emphasises the core topics and questions that the interviewed managers regard as being critical to the success or failure of Projects of Diffusion of Innovation, it questions the nature of the uncertainty induced by the innovation and the way it appeals to the
use of intuition, finally it explores the nature possible causes of failure of these projects, and if they can be avoided.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software
Divisions: School of Business > Masters of Science in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Claire Wallnutt
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2014 10:08
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2014 10:08
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1827

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