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Examining the mediating effect of organizational commitment on the relationship between technology characteristics and technology adoption in the Nigerian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Umar, Abdullahi (2013) Examining the mediating effect of organizational commitment on the relationship between technology characteristics and technology adoption in the Nigerian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). In: 1st FPTP Postgraduate Seminar 2013, 23 December 2013, Fakulti Pengurusan Teknologi dan Perniagaan, UTHM .

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Abstract

This paper examined the mediating position of organizational commitment (OC) as a mediating variable on the relationship between innovation characteristics (complexity, perceived usefulness) and computer technology adoption (CTA). It is obvious from the literature that organizational variables have significant roles to play in shaping the kind of, or the magnitude of relationship existing between technology characteristics and technology adoption. Despite this development, however, very limited studies were undertaken in this direction, especially in relation to Nigerian SMEs. In an attempt to empirically justify the above claim, a model was proposed and two propositions were formulated (1. OC mediates the relatioship between complexity and CTA; 2. OC mediates the relatioship between usefulness and CTA). In addition to the literature reviewed, relevant data was gathered by interviewing ten (10) employees of different SMEs; and qualitative analysis was done using content analysis respectively. It was found that OC mediates the relationship between Technology characteristics and CTA. It is expected that the paper would extend the frontier of the exiting literature and would help practitioners plan using the proposed framework.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > HD58.7-58.95 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2014 06:30
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2014 06:30
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5794
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