SME Adoption of Enterprise Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Clarion Call to Action

Femi Adisa, Stephen R. Isabalija

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    This paper discusses the need for IS research with a focus on SME adoption of enterprise systems in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa. Previous IS research into general adoption in several developing countries have shown that local context play a significant role in the successful implementation of any information system. SMEs constitute a majority of all organizations in most Sub Saharan economies, thus their importance to the socioeconomic development and empowerment of the region cannot be overemphasized. However, the absence of literature and focused research into factors that influence enterprise systems adoption and use that are particular to this region represents a huge gap for both researchers and practitioners. This call to action paper will attempt to present the implications of this deficiency and outline areas where future research can be most beneficial to stakeholders.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2012
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event4th Annual International Conference on ICT for Africa 2012: Africa’s E-Inclusion: Defying the Odds and Leading the Way in Global ICT Innovation - Kampala, Uganda
    Duration: 21 Mar 201224 Mar 2012
    Conference number: 4


    Conference4th Annual International Conference on ICT for Africa 2012
    SponsorICT4 Africa
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