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a ready taking up of something

Synonyms for adoption

the act of accepting with approval

a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood

the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source

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A third, general shortcoming in the literature is that empirical tests of institutional processes have neglected to examine directly both economic and social consequences of adoption (Scott, 1995).
The importance of examining legitimacy versus technical benefits is particularly salient in studying TQM adoption because, by focusing exclusively on the technical performance effects of adopting quality practices, prior studies in the TQM literature may have underspecified the social consequences of adoption.
Overall, the hypotheses suggest that conformity to normative TQM adoption should effectively mediate the relationship between time of adoption and the organizational consequences of adoption, such that the time of adoption should predict the degree of conformity, and conformity, in turn, should predict whether hospitals derive primarily efficiency or legitimacy benefits from adoption.
For instance, researchers could measure variation across organizations in the time required to implement TQM fully and explore how speed of implementation might affect the consequences of adoption and conformity.
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