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Determinants Factors of Digital Financial Services Adoption and Usage Level: Empirical Evidence from Ghana (Published)

Digital Financial Services (DFS) have the potential to benefit people in poverty in developing economies significantly. DFS provides a variety of economical, convenient, and secure financial services. However, the DFS adoption rate is slow in Ghana due to being over-reliant on personal cash delivery. Substantial variation in adoption levels across important socio-demographic characteristics is another factor. Using a representative national dataset from Ghana, this study explored digital financial services adoption determinants. It quantified the role played by each of the six incorporating factors and controlled four socio-demographic characteristics. The work also assessed the adoption level among key socio-demographic groups. The determinants of DFS are estimated using logit specification, and average marginal effects are computed. The logit model indicated that effort expectancy, awareness, facilitating conditions, transaction cost, security and privacy, and self-efficacy positively influence DFS adoption and increase DFS adoption by 0.7%, 2.3%, 28.5%, 3%, 2.1%, and 2.4%, respectively. Additionally, the results indicated a significant disparity in adoption levels across key socio-demographic variables, including education level, gender, urban and rural residence, and administrative regions of Ghana. Given the substantial influence of facilitating conditions and transaction costs on DFS adoption, we argue that it would be advisable to incorporate digital infrastructure development and lower transaction cost measures into the planning of any intervention.

Citation: Isaac Anane, and Fengying Nie (2022) Determinants Factors of Digital Financial Services Adoption and Usage Level: Empirical Evidence from Ghana, International Journal of Management Technology, Vol.9, No 1, pp. 26-47

Keywords: Adoption, Development, Ghana, digital economy, digital financial services

Role of Knowledge Workers in Digital Economy: A Proposed Program for Teaching of Knowledge Management in Information and Library Departments of Arab Universities (Published)

The present study aims to investigate the role of knowledge workers in the digital economy, knowledge management, and contributions to the different institutions in libraries and information. It also identifies the potential to integrate knowledge management course into university education. The study adopted the descriptive and analytical approach. It concluded that knowledge workers play an important role in the different institutions to enrich and consolidate the knowledge assets and to increase the financial value. They are also a major competitive value internationally.  Knowledge management has an important central role in institutions where many disciplines compete to join the bandwagon of knowledge management including economists and information technology professionals. Furthermore, the educational institutions qualify few numbers of students in the skills required for the international standards in the changing digital society. The study recommended integrating a gradual comprehensive system on the knowledge economy and management and knowledge workers; preparation into the programs of information and library departments in the Arab world. Therefore, a study program was proposed reflecting modern trends in knowledge management, digital economy, as well as knowledge workers and their role in libraries and information departments.

Keywords: Knowledge Management, Knowledge control, digital economy