Toward A Firm Technology Adoption Model (F-TAM) In A Developing Country Context

Authors Joshua Kofi Doe , Rogier van de Wetering , Ben Honyenuga , Johan Versendaal
Published in MCIS 2017 Proceedings.
Publication date 4 September 2017
Research groups Digital Ethics
Type Lecture


from the Article: "The diffusion of digital innovations among SMEs in developing countries like Ghana is slow due to several factors. Well-known adoption models appear to have often been from developed country contexts and have proposed antecedents of behavioral intention instead of actual adoption. Consequently, many variables from existing models have been present in developing country contexts such as Ghana and yet most digital innovations have not been adopted. A systematic literature review is employed to explore the contexts within which earlier models of technology adoption were developed, and to build a revised model of factors that lead to actual adoption in a developing country context. The results indicate that acknowledged models were developed from contexts that are different from that of Ghana. The study improves the existing knowledge gap of antecedents of adoption in a developing country context. The model provides the reference factors that SMEs and governments must ensure that they enhance adoption of innovations."


Language English
Published in MCIS 2017 Proceedings.
Key words Digital innovations, mobile technologies, adoption, diffusion, developing country