n South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science - Diffusion of ICTs and E-commerce adoption in manufacturing SMEs in Kenya : research article
|Article Title||Diffusion of ICTs and E-commerce adoption in manufacturing SMEs in Kenya : research article|
|© Publisher:||Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science|
|Publication Date||Jan 2006|
|Pages||35 - 44|
|Keyword(s)||E-commerce, ICTs, Kenya and SMEs|
The Internet's World Wide Web has become the prime driver of modern E-commerce. The World Wide Web and the Internet together with other ICT enabling technologies offer a platform in the way organizations arrange their business processes, address their marketplaces, and partner with other enterprises. The objectives of this paper are to map ICT diffusion and adoption of e-commerce by manufacturing SMEs in Kenya and identify specific barriers to the exploitation of these drivers. The investigation adopts a descriptive survey research design in which random sampling techniques are used. The data was analysed using descriptive statistics. Results reveal that high cost, limited funds and lack of technical know-how are barriers in the diffusion of ICTs among the manufacturing SMEs.
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