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Impact of internal factors on information technology adoption: An empirical investigation of Chinese firms

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4 Author(s)
Wu, Chunming ; Center for International Cooperation in E-Business, College of Management, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074, China; Graduate School, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074, China ; Zhao, Jing ; Xia, Liang ; Zhu, Zhen

Organizations differ significantly in their inclination to deploy information technology (IT). The factors that determine the organizational inclination to deploy IT need to be classified to help firms formulate an appropriate e-strategy. This paper discusses a framework that explains the influence of internal factors on IT adoption. The framework is based on quantitative data on IT adoption from 95 firms in China. The results highlight that the internal factors of leadership, organizational learning, and IT resources positively impact IT adoption. The study also shows that these factors are correlated.

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Tsinghua Science and Technology  (Volume:13 ,  Issue: 3 )