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An exploratory analysis of factors affecting users' adoption of corporate intranet: A Tunisian study

Rim Mosbeh (IHEC Carthage & IAE Toulouse, Bardo, Tunisia)
Khalid S. Soliman (Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, USA)

Management Research News

ISSN: 0140-9174

Article publication date: 25 April 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to test previously developed models to identify factors that are perceived to affect the decision to adopt corporate intranet (CI) in a developing country.

Design/methodology/approach

The study used survey methodology. A set of questionnaires was returned from 436 intranet users at four major companies in Tunisia.

Findings

Several factors identified as significantly affecting users' adoption of CI in Tunisian companies: perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, information quality, compatibility, computer self‐efficacy, personal innovativeness, superior pressure, peer pressure, self‐image, tech support, and top management support. Practical implications –The findings of this study can benefit practitioners as it provides organizations and top managers with a short list of factors that can significantly affect the adoption and usage of CI.

Originality/value

The study extends previously tested theories and models to a developing country environment.

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Citation

Mosbeh, R. and Soliman, K.S. (2008), "An exploratory analysis of factors affecting users' adoption of corporate intranet: A Tunisian study", Management Research News, Vol. 31 No. 5, pp. 375-385. https://doi.org/10.1108/01409170810865172

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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