International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

 

Using the Characteristics of Small Business Managers to Understand Information Technology (IT) Adoption in Nigeria
Sunday C. Eze, Joseph C.Okoye, Okwudili G.Nebo, Sabastian N. Ohakwe, Emma Chukwuemeka, Rosemary Anazodo

Abstract
While previous studies emphasised that demographic characteristics can influence IT adoption, our understanding of these characteristics and how they influence IT adoption in Nigerian context remains to be explored. This study investigates the effects of demographic characteristics - age, gender, working experience and education (academic) attainment on SMEs’ IT adoption behaviour and adopts a cross sectional research design using self administered questionnaires to collect the primary data. Custom factorial univariate analysis of variance was used to analysis the raw data. Age and education attainment were found to influence IT adoption while gender and working experience had no impact. Those responsible for introducing IT in Nigeria should be aware that the idiosyncrasies of decision makers can greatly influence IT adoption practices.

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