Journal of Computer Science

IMPACT OF SOCIAL INFLUENCE ON INDIVIDUALS’ ADOPTION OF SOCIAL NETWORKS IN SMES

Majharul Talukder, Ali Quazi and Dede Djatikusumo

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2013.1686.1694

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 9, Issue 12

Pages 1686-1694

Abstract

While prior studies focused on the determinants of adoption of technological innovation in large scale businesses, there is a lack of empirical research on this issue of acceptance of social networks in SMEs in emerging economies. This study addresses this lacuna by focusing on the social factors driving Indonesian SMEsÂ’ adoption of technological innovation. A theoretical model based on the extant literature and established theories in the relevant field is empirically tested in this study. Data were collected through a structured questionnaire and analyzed using correlation matrices and multiple regressions. The most striking finding of this study is that social factors which has been rarely explored in prior research in SMEsÂ’ context is instrumental in broadening our understanding SMEsÂ’ practice of technological innovation in an emerging economy. This finding has implications for SMEs and the government in designing an appropriate strategy for the implementation of technological innovation that are highlighted in the study.

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© 2013 Majharul Talukder, Ali Quazi and Dede Djatikusumo. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.