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Information Technology Usage Dynamics in Nigeria: An Empirical Study


Authors: Uzoamaka P. Anakwe (Pace University, USA), Murugan Anandarajan (Drexel University, USA), Magid Igbaria (Claremont Graduate University, USA and Tel Aviv University, Israel)Volume/Issue: 7/2ISSN: 1062-7375EISSN: 1533-7995DOI: 10.4018/jgim.1999040102Date Posted: 4/1/1999 12:00:00 AM


Researchers have responded to the challenges of information technology management by examining factors that affect or determine technology usage. However, these writings focused mainly on developed countries thereby limiting their generalizability to developing countries, which are developmentally and culturally different. This study examines how organizational support and computer experience affect microcomputer usage in a developing country - Nigeria. Both main and moderating effects of computer experience were examined. Data were collected from 143 employees working in nine organizations in Nigeria. The findings revealed that organizational support and computer experience both enhanced microcomputer usage. Further analyses revealed that for employees with high computer experience, organizational support will only promote the total applications used. However, for employees with low computer experience, organizational support contributed to their daily use of computers, their frequency of use, total application and total tasks performed using computers. Limitations and direction for future study are discussed. This article is available on IGI Global’s premier research database, InfoSci-Journals. To obtain a copy of this article, click here. For more information about the Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM) click here.