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Rogers' innovation process in organizations: Information systems implementation in educational organizations

Jon Michael Bellum, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


This is an interpretive case study of two school districts that implemented an integrated curriculum and administrative information system. Rogers' Innovation Process in Organizations was used as a conceptual model for understanding information systems implementation. During the redefining/restructuring stage of the innovation process, issues that emerged were identified when the school districts tried to create a fit between the new information system and their organization. Major findings were that (1) there was a poor match between the capabilities of the information system and the needs of the district, (2) The web-based overlay of the system was not well tested before being implemented by the schools, and (3) the organizational structure of the implementation made creating a fit difficult. From the findings, the author proposed a conceptual model that identifies information systems and school needs on two axes—administration and curriculum. The model would allow schools to better match their needs with prospective information systems. ^

Subject Area

Education, Administration|Education, Technology of

Recommended Citation

Bellum, Jon Michael, "Rogers' innovation process in organizations: Information systems implementation in educational organizations" (2003). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI3078604.