Determinants of Geographic Information Technologies Intention and Adoption and Mozambique Institutions’ Perspectives

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Background and Objective: Many determinant factors are behind the adoption of geographic information technologies (GIT). In that sense institutions must evaluate and analyze these factors before deciding to operate with these technologies. The study seeks to investigate the drivers behind the adoption of GIT at two stages (intention and adoption) applied to a Mozambique context. Materials and Methods: Data were collected from 110 institutions belonging to Mozambique institutions. The data were analyzed by employing partial least square (PLS) and relevant hypotheses were derived and tested. The research model was estimated using Smart PLS 2.0 M3 software. Results: The results suggested that technology competence, security, competitive pressure are important drivers to explain the intention to adopt GIT. Financial concerns, government policies, donor pressure and intention to adopt are important drivers to explain adoption of GIT. The donor pressure is the only driver that is statistically significant in both intention and adoption of GIT. Conclusion: The findings offer valuable insights to managerial and decision makers in institutions. The combination of three theories, diffusion of innovation theory, technology organization and environment framework and the policy context add value to the research in a holistic approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-73
JournalResearch Journal of Information Technology
Volume2
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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