Understanding the Level of ICT Adoption at SMEs from the Entrepreneurship Orientation, Individual Innovativeness and ICT Literacy Perspectives

2019-01-12T20:57:22Z (GMT) by Büşra Alma Çallı Erman Coşkun

Abstract

Studies of adoption and utilization level of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in SME context have examined a wide range of antecedents of ICT adoption in addition to its consequences. Characteristics of SMEs are totally different in terms of resources, knowledge, skills, decision making mechanisms and authority. Limited resources and owner or manager of the company are critically important at SME context as these are the main drivers of the adoption. Thus, this study mainly focuses on the factors associated with the owners/managers of the company and merges a wide range of factors that have been mentioned by the relevant literature. However, literature lacks of studies which investigates the independent effect of Entrepreneurship Orientation (E0), ICT literacy of the owner/manager and his/her individual innovativeness. These factors are believed to be valuable metrics in explaining the level of ICT adoption at SMEs. Hence, in order to examine these factors and reveal a comprehensive evidence an empirical research was conducted among SMEs from different industries which demonstrate different levels of ICT adoption.


Editor: H. Kemal İlter, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Turkey

Received: August 19, 2018, Accepted: October 18, 2018, Published: November 10, 2018
Copyright: © 2018 IMISC Çallı, Coşkun. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.