Motives behind software adoption in Finnish accounting firms: Technology adoption motives in two case firms

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Laitinen, Aki 2015-02-18T12:06:02Z 2015-02-18T12:06:02Z 2014
dc.description.abstract Objectives of the Study: The objective of this study is to better understand the factors affecting software adoption decision-making in Finnish accounting firms. These firms are, more often than not, smaller organisations and same systems are used for long periods of time. As efforts to improve data transfer standards and processes progress at the regulatory level, it is curious to see how technology adoption decision-making takes place at a firm level. Academic background and methodology: The primary academic framework utilised in this thesis the Technology-Organisation-Environment (TOE) Framework. Data is gathered from two case companies through interviews with respective CEOs. TOE Framework is for framing the questions and analysing the interview results. These results will be mirrored with earlier findings in literature to validate earlier work as well as explore possible new factors that affected decision-making in the case companies. Findings and conclusions: The study found that case accounting firms' decision-making is affected by established IT infrastructure, workforce's ability to use technology, readiness of the clientele, types of services provided, and ability of authorities to receive data electronically in automated means. However, competitive pressure and regulatory control only played a limited role in decision-making at the time the cases were studied. en
dc.format.extent 55
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Motives behind software adoption in Finnish accounting firms: Technology adoption motives in two case firms en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Kauppakorkeakoulu fi School of Business en
dc.contributor.department Tieto- ja palvelutalouden laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Information and Service Economy en
dc.subject.keyword Technology-organisation-environment framework
dc.subject.keyword accounting
dc.subject.keyword financial reporting
dc.subject.keyword software adoption
dc.subject.keyword software implementation
dc.subject.keyword decision-making
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201502191866
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major Information Systems Science en
dc.programme.major Tietojärjestelmätiede fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu tutkielma fi
dc.subject.helecon tietojärjestelmät
dc.subject.helecon information systems
dc.subject.helecon ohjelmistot
dc.subject.helecon software
dc.subject.helecon toimialat
dc.subject.helecon business branches
dc.subject.helecon tilitoimistot
dc.subject.helecon firms of accountants
dc.subject.helecon laskentatoimi
dc.subject.helecon accounting
dc.subject.helecon päätöksenteko
dc.subject.helecon decision making
dc.ethesisid 13820 2014-12-03
dc.location P1 I

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