ABAC Journal: Vol. 41 No. 4 (October - December 2021)

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    Managing teacher acceptance of new technology: the case of robotics kit
    (Bangkok : Assumption University Press, 2021) Jarupan Noosong ; Naree Achwarin ; Somsit Duang-Ek-Anong
    This quantitative research aims to identify a model for the acceptance of an educational robotics kit among primary school teachers, providing educators, administrators, and policy makers practical insight for planning design. This study collected the opinions from a population of 871 in-service teachers of mathematics, science, and technology, at public and private primary schools in Phatthalung province. Purposive sampling and quota sampling were applied, generating a total of 488 responses, collected via questionnaire. The data were analyzed using a structural equation modeling method, generating a structural model to predict the behavioral intent for the adoption of the educational robotics kit. The model comprised of 4 independent variables – perceived ease of use; technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge; perceived usefulness; and facilitating conditions. The model explained 88.2 percent of the variance in behavioral intentions. The findings revealed that perceived usefulness had the strongest direct effect on behavioral intentions. Perceived ease of use had the strongest indirect and total effect on behavioral intentions; moreover, it produced a direct effect on perceived usefulness. In addition, perceived ease of use could be predicted by technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge. The implications discussed include the suggested managerial actions to stimulate the intention to adopt educational robotics kits in accordance with the findings.
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    The effect of information technology and dynamic capabilities on human resources competencies and innovative performance
    The objective of this research is to study the relationships and influences of information technology capabilities, dynamic capabilities, human resources competencies and the innovative performance of listed companies in the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), the largest capital market in the country. A quantitative research method was carried out using questionnaires as the instruments for data collection. Questionnaire respondents were either the president, managing director, assistant managing director, general manager, or human resources manager of their respective companies. The research results revealed that all observed variables of these companies are presently at a high level. PLS-SEM was used to assess the structural models and verify the research hypotheses. The research results revealed significant influences among three pairs of variables: (1) IT capabilities had a positive effect on Dynamic capabilities, (2) IT capabilities had a positive effect on HR competencies, and (3) HR competencies had a positive effect on innovative performance. Thus, this research provides useful information for companies, emphasizing the importance of supporting and developing IT capabilities and HR competencies to increase the organization’s innovative performance, in turn supporting survival in a rapidly changing and highly competitive environment.