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A meta-analysis based modified unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (meta-UTAUT): a review of emerging literature

Authors: Yogesh K Dwivedi, Nripendra P Rana, Kuttimani Tamilmani, Ramakrishnan Raman

Journal: Current Opinion in Psychology

Publication date: 2020/12

Publisher: Elsevier

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Abstract:

Over the past more than four decades, several theoretical models have been developed to understand the acceptance and use of information systems. Realising the dilemma in selecting the appropriate theoretical model to assess the acceptance and use of technology and considering the pattern of using the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT), a modified version (meta-UTAUT) has been developed based on the synthesis of results from 162 existing studies. The aim of this article is to review the emerging literature on meta-UTAUT and offer some future research recommendations. The analysis suggests that studies have started citing the relationships suggested by meta-UTAUT and researchers have reviewed it alongside other alternative models while analysing acceptance and use of technology.