Innovation adoption processes for third party property management companies

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Innovation adoption studies have never been applied to third party property management companies. These companies manage buildings for a fee as their primary business. Property management companies are influential in the adoption process for new technologies because they act as gatekeepers for technical information. This study analyzes radical and routine adoption process that are found in large, professionally operated property management companies. The process is explicated. The technical managers, and their role as technology gate keepers, are described. The distinction to the technical managers between routine and radical technology is that routine technologies do something in a new way and ... continued below

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Shockman, Chris & Piette, Mary Ann July 1, 2000.

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Innovation adoption studies have never been applied to third party property management companies. These companies manage buildings for a fee as their primary business. Property management companies are influential in the adoption process for new technologies because they act as gatekeepers for technical information. This study analyzes radical and routine adoption process that are found in large, professionally operated property management companies. The process is explicated. The technical managers, and their role as technology gate keepers, are described. The distinction to the technical managers between routine and radical technology is that routine technologies do something in a new way and radical technologies do something new. Observations concerning evaluation and adoption of information technologies are described. The findings suggest methods of successfully tailoring and introducing technologies to this market.

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  • ACEEE 2000 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Efficiency and Sustainability, Pacific Grove, CA (US), 08/20/2000--08/25/2000

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  • Report No.: CD-423
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 776623
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Shockman, Chris & Piette, Mary Ann. Innovation adoption processes for third party property management companies, article, July 1, 2000; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc719437/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.