TOWARDS AN INTEGRATED FRAMEWORK FOR STUDYING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) ADOPTION FROM A DYNAMIC PROCESS PERSPECTIVE

Abstract

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) adoption research especially in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) has moved from a simple adopters’ participation process to involving diverse actors that continually interact and influence the process. Small businesses need constantly interact with various human and non-human actors to keep up with the emerging ICT development and benefit from the emerging opportunities (Eze et al 2012, Eze, 2013; Eze et al 2014). However; this has proved difficult. This paper reviews three prominent theories of ICT adoption, integrates and develops a model from them to assist researchers make substantial theoretical advancements in this area

Keywords: Adoption, Dynamic and Evolutionary Process, Emerging ICT, SMEs, Social –Tech Theories


Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 38-49 (Download PDF)

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