Cross-fertilization of the Impact of Technology Characteristics and Demographic Features of Manager That Determine ICT Adoption in Nigeria’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

abdullahi umar, Muhammad Bello Aliyu


The purpose of this paper is to synthesize two streams of researches by way of proposing an integrated model. To achieve this, the paper drew on upper echelon theory (UET) and diffusion of innovation theory (DOI). This conceptual paper proposed a model and established relationships between varaibles of UET and those of DOI based on literature. The literature supported the claims that there exists a relationship between the characteristics of Information and Communication technology (ICT)  and the demographic  features of Top Management Teams (TMTs). The obvious contribution of the paper is the proposed framework that brings the two strands of researches together for better understanding of innovation adoption by SMEs owners in Nigeria.

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