Alejandro Cataldo

Alejandro Cataldo
Universidad de Talca · Escuela de Ingeniería Informática Empresarial

PhD

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Introduction
Alejandro Cataldo currently works at the Escuela de Ingeniería Informática Empresarial, Universidad de Talca. Alejandro does research in Business Administration, Information Systems and small firms. Their current project is '“Rutinización” de las TI: efectos de la interacción de los usuarios con la tecnología y el grupo social [Trans: IT routinization: effects on users of the system’s characteristics and interaction with the social group] funded by FONDECYT.
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August 2014 - present
Universidad de Talca
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Publications (48)
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COVID-19 has meant that educational institutions have had to implement remote classes, causing students and educators to use technology as a means of communication to attend and conduct classes. The literature has widely shown that equivalent scenarios in work environments generate high levels of techno-distress and affect workers' performance. How...
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Until recently, the possibility that we humans carry electronic devices in our bodies was only posed by science fiction. Today, this has changed with the emergence of insertable devices, electronic devices that people introduce into their bodies either to ensure confidentiality of information or to increase control of access to strategic resources....
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In the past, thinking of carrying electronic devices inside our bodies was only posed by non-real scenarios. The emergence of insertable devices has changed this. Since this technology is still in its initial development stages, few studies have investigated factors that influence its acceptance. This paper analyzes the predictors of the intention...
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This paper studies the effects that different combinations of ICT have on the performance indicators of microenterprises and SMEs (MSMEs) of a developing economy. We focus on two questions: First, whether the impact of ICT differs according to different ICT assets used in companies? Second, whether the effects of these combined ICT change according...
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Although there is a great number of maturity models proposed for Information Systems, most of them have three limitations: (1) they are focused on a single or small subset of companies; (2) they do not address the evolution of enterprise systems and e-business applications, simultaneously; (3) they are only focused on developed countries and do not...
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Although there is a great number of maturity models proposed for Information Systems (IS), most of them have three limitations: (1) they are focused on a single or small subset of companies; (2) they do not address the evolution of enterprise systems and e-business applications, simultaneously; (3) they are only focused on developed countries and d...
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Although knowledge about IS/IT adoption is very broad, it is fragmented, and we still do not understand well how users move dynamically from one stage to another during the adoption process, that is, from when a user knows a new technology until, if the process is successful, she/he incorporates it into her/his routine. One of the causes of this th...
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An important limitation of the management information systems (MIS) literature concerns the lack of a process model to understand how a system is assimilated by the organization. We seek to contribute to this topic through studying ERP adoption in two Chilean restaurants. In this paper is proposed that adoption occurs as a process composed of four...
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Title: IT impact on small and medium enterprises ¿is its effect moderate by intensity of IT use of industry? This article aims to demonstrate that the impact of information technology (IT), on organizational performance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), varies according to the intensity level of IT use of industry. For this we use microdata...
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This study aims to explore the organizational and environmental factors that predict the decision to use technologies in companies. These factors are identified using a multidisciplinary approach that integrates clustering techniques, artificial neural networks (RNA) and the Technology-Organization-Environment (TOE) framework. To develop this study...
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An important limitation of MIS literature is related to there is a lack of a process model to understand how a system is assimilated. We seek to contribute to this topic through studying ERP adoption in two small Chilean restaurants. We propose a process model composed by four stages: persuasion, adoption, implementation and routinizing. In this re...
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Action Research is a well-known methodology whose application in information systems is increasingly recommended by researchers in the field. This paper shows how action research can be useful for researchers in systems who want to link theory and practice. Specifically, it describes the way this type of research was used to validate the Technology...
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when adopting a new IT system, users share each other’s information on both the system and the process. Research on IT adoption knows very little about the content and the way in which users communicate with each other during those adoption processes. To address this issue, we analyzed the discourse of a group of first-year engineering lecturers wh...
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While Information Technology (IT) adoption has been widely discussed in previous studies, it is still a research challenge. In this sense, a neglected research topic is understanding what users say during an IT adoption process. To contribute to this issue, we analyzed the discourses of three Chilean lecturers of first-year engineering courses duri...
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For many years researchers have been concerned about the alignment of Information Technology (IT) in businesses. Most of the published research has been focused on understanding the alignment of IT with strategy, but a more recent view is that IT alignment with processes would be better, especially for SMEs. This research presents the two different...
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La investigación en sistemas de información recibe contribuciones de la teoría de comprtamiento y de la ciencia basada en el diseño. Esta última pone énfasis en el diseño y construcción de artefactos útiles para la comunidad. Sin embargo, en Latino américa se conoce poco sobre este enfoque investigativo basado en el pragmatismo. Esta presentación r...
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El efecto del uso intensivo de tecnologías en las empresas es un tema que la literatura existente no ha logrado explicar de forma concluyente, especialmente en Chile donde las investigaciones de esta materia son escasas, por lo que existe la necesidad de realizar investigaciones sobre el impacto de TI, especialmente enfocadas en las pequeñas y medi...
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For many years researchers have been concerned about the alignment of Information Technology (IT) in businesses. Most of the published research has been focused on understanding the alignment of IT with strategy, but a more recent view is that IT alignment with processes would be better, especially for SMEs. This research presents the two different...
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A constant concern of academics and practitioners have been helping small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to achieve the same benefits of information technology (IT) than large companies. Many instruments and techniques have been proposed for this, but they have limited application in SMEs. This thesis aims to develop a methodology to help improve th...
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Although research on acceptance of information technology (IT) is abundant in large organizations, there is less understanding of how this works in the domain of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Using action research (AR) methodology, researchers gathered and analyzed the adoption process of a system into two departments of a small company. The...
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Although research on acceptance of information technology (IT) is abundant in large organizations, there is less understanding of how this works in the domain of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Using action research (AR) methodology, researchers gathered and analyzed the adoption process of a system into two departments of a small company. The...
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In 2003, Nicholas Carr published his famous but controversial article "IT Doesn’t Matter" in the Harvard Business Review. Carr claimed that information technology had become a commodity and, therefore, had lost its ability to influence strategy in a positive way. In reaction, the information technology community presented its arguments about how IT...
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Nuestros resultados mostraron la conformación de conglomerados que hacen pensar el surgimiento incipiente de grupos de investigación, sin embargo, estas comunidades presentaron altos niveles de fragmentación. Estos investigadores tienden a trabajar en grupos intra-institucionales y hay un muy limitado número de trabajos entre académicos de diferent...
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Es difícil negar la importancia que el sector agrícola tiene para Atacama. Sin embargo y a pesar de su relevancia, la agricultura local sufre de importantes amenazas. La escasez de recurso humano y agua obliga a aumentar la eficiencia de estas empresas. A los anteriores, se suma la incorporación de tecnologías de información (TIC) en los predios. E...
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This article describes the development and field-testing of a methodology, called IT-QSM (Information Technology – Quick Scan Methodology), which can be used to help SMEs understand how to improve their usage of IT. The methodology seeks to answer two key questions: how can SMEs increase the effective usage of existing information systems; and what...
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Research has shown that small businesses adopt information technology for their processes more slowly than large companies. Various theories explain how different enablers and inhibitors interact during the process of implementing new technology. One of the most proven and accepted theories is the technology acceptance model (TAM). Later on, the un...
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The article explains how leadership makes all the difference when smaller firms adopt IT. Research has shown that small businesses adopt information technology for their processes more slowly than large companies. Various theories explain how different enablers and inhibitors interact during the process of implementing new technology. One of the mo...
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The theory on the adoption and use of information technology (IT) in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is abundant. However, methodologically speaking, action-research (AR) has been little explored as a method of construction of this theory, despite the use of this methodology could improve understanding of how SMEs use IT. Therefore, we research...
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A pesar de la gran cantidad de trabajos relacionados al estudio de la aceptación tecnológica y sus modelos, existe entre ellos un evidente sesgo hacia la investigación cuantitativa. El problema de ello, es que estudios basados en encuestas limitan la comprensión del fenómeno de aceptación. Esta investigación se enfocó a probar cualitativamente UTAU...
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Por muchos años, entre investigadores y profesionales ha existido una gran preocupación acerca de asegurar la adopción exitosa de tecnologías dentro de las organizaciones. Un modelo clave para lograr este objetivo ha sido TAM que es el más probado y validado de todos los existentes. Dada su prolífica producción, constantemente se hace necesario rep...
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Information technology-quick scan method (IT-QSM) helps a consultant or IT expert analyze the role of IT in a smaller enterprise and develop recommendations for improving its use. The method requires two investigators and is applied in a session that lasts a day. It merges qualitative and quantitative data gathering and analysis techniques to explo...
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Investigadores y practicantes han propuesto diversas teorías y modelos para explicar cuáles son los factores claves en la adopción de TI en las organizaciones. Sin embargo, en su mayoría estos modelos suponen que este proceso es individual y más bien estático
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Especialistas e investigadores han sugerido que la PYME usa las tecnologías en una forma menos que óptima. Aunque los investigadores han propuesto varios instrumentos para resolver este problema, éstos tienen dificultades operativas. Como parte de una tesis doctoral estoy desarrollando un test que analiza la situación de las tecnologías de informac...
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This paper presents a test that helps practitioners and researchers to measure ICT alignment in SMEs. Practitioners and researchers have suggested SMEs use ICT in a way less than optimal, wasting important and limited resources. Although researchers have proposed several instruments to solve this problem, they show operative problems when applied t...
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Researchers have suggested that small and medium businesses waste limited resources using its information technologies inefficiently. Unfortunately, current methodologies present problems when are applied to these firms. To contribute in this area, a group of researchers developed the Technological Diagnosis Alignment Test (TDAT). After we applied...

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