The effects of the dimensions of technology readiness on technology acceptance: An empirical analysis



We develop hypotheses about the effects of the dimensions (innova-tiveness, optimism, discomfort, and insecurity) of technology readiness on two key stages of Internet acceptance, adoption, and usage of different Internet-based activities, and test them through a two-stage model using U.S. consumer survey data. The findings show that these dimensions have significant enduring effects on the two stages at varying levels of perceived risk.