Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Adoption by Small and Medium Enterprises in Developing Countries: The Effects of Leader, Organizational and Market Environment Factors

International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management United Kingdom, Vol. VII, Issue 5, May 2019, ISSN 2348 0386

13 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2019

See all articles by Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor

University of the West Indies (Mona)

Date Written: May 15, 2019

Abstract

Leader, organizational and market factors play important roles in a small and medium enterprise’s (SME’s) decision to adopt information and communications technologies (ICTs).

The purpose of this research is to examine the role of leader factors (leader innovativeness, leader’s attitude, leader’s IT knowledge, leader’s risk aversion), organizational factors (business size, firm age, financial slack, information intensity) and market environment factors (competitive pressure, influence of social network, ICT business support, perceived ease of use of ICTs) to an enterprise’s decision to adopt ICTs. After an extensive review of the technology acceptance and innovation adoption literature, a behavioural model of innovation acceptance is presented, completed with a number of useful and insight propositions concerning SMEs operating in an underdeveloped, developing and developed country context.

Keywords: ICT Adoption; SMEs; Developing World; Leader, Organization, Market Environment Factors

Suggested Citation

Taylor, Paul, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Adoption by Small and Medium Enterprises in Developing Countries: The Effects of Leader, Organizational and Market Environment Factors (May 15, 2019). International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management United Kingdom, Vol. VII, Issue 5, May 2019, ISSN 2348 0386, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3388391

Paul Taylor (Contact Author)

University of the West Indies (Mona) ( email )

Mona School of Business and Management
Kingston
Mona

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
1,164
Abstract Views
3,667
Rank
34,685
PlumX Metrics