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ERIC Number: ED491620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May-10
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
An Analysis of the Relative Importance of Ely's Eight Implementation Conditions
Surry, Daniel W.; Jackson, Katherine; Porter, Barry E.; Ensminger, David, C.
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This paper reports the results of a study to determine implementation profiles within a sample of 179 participants from a variety of education and business fields. Implementation profiling identifies the conditions that participants perceive are most important when implementing an innovation. Information about the relative importance of the eight conditions is important because it could lead to the development of implementation plans tailored to specific demographic characteristics of an organization. The eight conditions, developed by Ely (1990, 1999), are: dissatisfaction with the status quo, skills and knowledge, time, resources, rewards and incentives, participation, commitment, and leadership. This study builds on Ely's research by determining the relative importance of each of the conditions by age, gender, ethnicity, educational degree, career field, and technology proficiency. This paper describes the implementation profiles of the demographic groups, discusses several statistically significant differences between the groups, and includes recommendations that can be used for the design of effective implementation plans. (Contains 8 tables.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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