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Technology Innovation, Adoption, & Diffusion - Oakland Campus

This guide will provide helpful resources and strategies to use when working on the TIAD Final Project for Dr. Kemerer's BMIS 2679 course


This guide was created to support the TIAD Term Project Assignment, within this guide you will find resources curated to support the research necessary to complete the assignment. 

On the sidebar to the left, there are pages that correspond to the six major sections of the term project. 

  • Technology
  • Value proposition
  • Adoption dynamics
  • Market share dynamics
  • Next generation prediction
  • Bibliography

Helpful Hints

You are likely going to need to try multiple databases to get all the information you need for this assignment.
Here are some tips to keep in mind as you research:

  • Some databases are better for certain topics than others
  • Use synonyms and any suggested subject terms or keywords
    • i.e. mobile banking, mobile commerce, mobile money, transfer payments
  • Keep in mind the type of source you are looking at. Is it a trade article or scholarly and peer-reviewed? What type of source do you need?
  • Add keywords like "forecast," "market," and "sales" to your search to retrieve more relevant results
  • Start with broad searches and narrow from there
    • i.e. start with "autonomous vehicles" and narrow down to "self-driving cars" to make sure you don't miss something
  • Pay attention to the date something was published. Do you need current information?
    • If you are researching an older technology, you might need to use older print resources.