Objectives, obstacles and drivers of ICT adoption. What do IT managers perceive?
CESPRI - UniversitÓ Bocconi
Department of Economics, University of Pavia and CESPRI - UniversitÓ Bocconi
Last modified: February 28, 2006
We study the determinants of innovation adoption decision. We consider a sample of IT managers of SMEs operating in Italy and investigate what influences their evaluation of objectives, obstacles and drivers of adoption. Our results show that adoption decisions are highly path-dependent, as perceptions significantly depend on previous adopted technologies and equipment. Firm specific characteristics such as firm size and the cost structure also matter, though to a lesser extent.