The measurement of information system use: preliminary considerations

Cuellar, Michael J., McLean, Ephraim R. , & Johnson, Roy D. (2006) The measurement of information system use: preliminary considerations. In Proceedings of the 2006 ACM SIGMIS CPR conference on computer personnel research: Forty four years of computer personnel research: achievements, challenges & the future, ACM.

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The concept of system use has suffered from a "too simplistic definition" (DeLone and McLean [9], p. 16). This paper reviews various attempts at conceptualization and measurement of system use and then proposes a re-conceptualization of it as "the level of incorporation of an information system within a user's processes." We then go on to develop the concept of a Functional Interface Point and four dimensions of system usage: automation level, the proportion of the business process encoded by the information system; extent, the proportion of the FIPs used by the business process; frequency, the rate at which FIPs are used by the participants in the process; and thoroughness, the level of use of information/functionality provided by the system at an FIP. The article concludes with a discussion of some implications of this re-conceptualization and areas for follow on research.

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ID Code: 45633
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1145/1125170.1125214
ISBN: 1-59593-349-2
Deposited On: 30 Aug 2011 05:29
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 01:02

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