Society and technology diffusion theories and frameworks: the case of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) adoption in hotels and associated business in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Demeke, Wegene (2012) Society and technology diffusion theories and frameworks: the case of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) adoption in hotels and associated business in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. VISTAS: Education, Economy and Community, 2 (2). pp. 54-71. ISSN 2047-7449

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Abstract

This paper reports on the current discussion of the use of theory in research. A number of existing theories are explored and discussed in the context of a study of the adoption of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by hoteliers and tour operators in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It explores the existing theoretical frameworks that explain the relationship between society and technology; it identifies a selection criterion to find a theoretical framework that explains the main factors for the adoption of ICT. Furthermore, it reports how Rogers' theory of diffusion was assessed and selected to be used as a basis for formulating a new theoretical framework. The paper aims to share experience on how the selection and development of a modified theoretical framework for the particular research context was achieved. The modified theoretical framework, which may be used in a similar context in developing countries, is presented.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © University of West London 2012
Uncontrolled Keywords: ICT; theoretical frameworks; diffusion of ICT; Rogers' diffusion of innovation theory
Subjects: Computing > Innovation and user experience
Computing
Depositing User: Meried Belete
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2017 09:49
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2017 11:37
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3177

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