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Equity Theory

Equity Theory explains the individual's perception of fairness in social exchange relationships, based on the perception of one’s input into relations and the output of those relations compared against the ratio of the input and output of other people

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Upper Echelons Theory

The Upper Echelons Theory postulates that the idiosyncratic characteristics (e.g., cognitive base and values) of a firm’s top-level managers play a key role in explaining and/or predicting strategic decisions and organisational performance. Top-level managers’ cognitive base and values exert influence on how they interpret strategic situations, shaping their decisions and resulting in market and financial performance outcomes.

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Technology Acceptance Model

The technology acceptance model (TAM) explains the acceptance of information systems by individuals. TAM postulates that the acceptance of technology is predicted by the users’ behavioural intention, which is, in turn, determined by the perception of technology usefulness in performing the task and perceived ease of its use.

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