R.E. & Aydin, C. (1991). Attitudes towards new organizational
Network proximity as a mechanism for social information processing. Administrative
Science Quarterly, 36, 219-244.
This study explicates and tests three network-based
individuals’ attitudes toward an integrated health information system
be influenced by the attitudes of proximate sources of social
Estimates of the attitudes of generalized others are not convincingly
with the actual attitudes of specified others. Overall, specific
actual attitudes have only a small effect on ones’ attitude. Social
operates positively through communication and work-unit mechanisms
when weighted by importance), and negatively through the mean attitude
of ones’ structurally equivalent position, but not through overall
proximity or spatial proximity. Differences in attitudes among
groups may have been due to implementation policies.
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