Information Systems Innovations Adoption among SMEs in Algeria

Conceptual Framework Development

Laala Atik

Faculté de sciences économiques, commerciales et sciences de gestion

Université de Ouargla, Algérie

Dr Boumediene Ramdani

Bristol Business School

University of the West of England

Abstract:

Scholars in the field of Information Systems (IS) innovations’ adoption and diffusion have recently expressed their concerns of the dominance that some theories attained, which has caused a high degree of enforcement, conformity, and lack of innovation that have not served the research community well. Having reviewed the IS innovations adoption and diffusion literature, this paper aims to develop a conceptual framework that can be used as a theoretical basis for studying SMEs’ adoption of Enterprise Systems (ES). This will be achieved by firstly reviewing the dominant paradigm of IS innovations’ adoption and its revised depiction. Secondly, TOE (Technology-Organization-Environment) framework introduced by Tornatzky and Fleischer (1990) will be adopted. Thirdly, theoretical and empirical studies of the factors that can be included within the theoretical framework will be highlighted. Besides, explanatory variables and the developed hypotheses will be outlined.