Linking economic status with technology adoption in three emerging economies of Sub-Saharan Africa

Adegoke Oke, Fred Walumbwa, Tingting Yan, Moronke Idiagbon-Oke, Lucy A. Ojode

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Abstract

Purpose - In this study, the authors aim to understand the antecedents of technology adoption in Sub-Saharan Africa by investigating the relationship between people's economic status, their positive attitudes, and the adoption of communications technology. Design/methodology/approach - The authors used data obtained from the Gallup World Poll that was conducted in 2008. The Gallup World Poll is a survey of residents in more than 150 countries. Based on a sample of 8,787 in Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria, the authors used SEM to test the hypotheses. Findings - Hierarchical regression analyses revealed that economic status significantly predicts both positive attitudes and technology adoption. Further, the authors found that infrastructure development moderates the relationship between economic status and technology adoption. Originality/value - The study attempts to plug the gaps in established theories of technology adoption which typically do not take into consideration factors that are peculiar to LDC contexts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number17103628
Pages (from-to)49-68
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Manufacturing Technology Management
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Economics
Emerging economies
Technology adoption
Sub-Saharan Africa
Scanning electron microscopy
Communication
Polls
Communication technologies
Factors
Residents
Ghana
Design methodology
Infrastructure development
Nigeria
Kenya
Hierarchical regression
Less developed countries

Keywords

  • Africa
  • Communication technologies
  • Developing countries
  • Innovation
  • Quality of working life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Strategy and Management

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Linking economic status with technology adoption in three emerging economies of Sub-Saharan Africa. / Oke, Adegoke; Walumbwa, Fred; Yan, Tingting; Idiagbon-Oke, Moronke; Ojode, Lucy A.

In: Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol. 25, No. 1, 17103628, 2014, p. 49-68.

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Oke, Adegoke ; Walumbwa, Fred ; Yan, Tingting ; Idiagbon-Oke, Moronke ; Ojode, Lucy A. / Linking economic status with technology adoption in three emerging economies of Sub-Saharan Africa. In: Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. 2014 ; Vol. 25, No. 1. pp. 49-68.
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