One of the motivations for this paper is to enhance our understanding of the interactions that come to bear between some socio-economic development needs and factors generally innate to sub-Sahara Africa that manifest to impede technological adoption in the region. Developing countries, of which all sub-Sahara Africa countries are part, lag in adopting foreign technologies for various reasons, among which are institutional, cultural, geo-political, tribal, and economic policy factors. This research is an examination of some antecedents to the perceived user resource model, which in turn was developed from the original TAM literature; it also extends ideas espoused in Information Technology literature related to socio-economic development. We validate the model by analyzing survey data gathered in two representative Sub-Saharan Africa countries. We offer some diagnostics and prescriptions for how to effect a sustainable technological adoption and development across the region.
Musa, Philip F.; Meso, Peter N.; and Mbarika, Victor W., "Testing a Modified TAM that Accounts for Realities of Technology Acceptance in Sub Saharan Africa" (2005). AMCIS 2005 Proceedings. 257.