Organizational Culture and Technology Use in a Developing Country: An Empirical Study
Governments all over the world are spending millions in information technology to collect and distribute valuable information to their citizens. Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) is a useful model for managers to assess the likelihood of acceptance of a new technology within an organization. In this paper, we consider organizational culture as an antecedent to the UTAUT model to evaluate factors that influence users’ acceptance and use of the Internet technology. We investigated the role of organizational culture in the adoption of Internet technology in a government agency in a developing country, India. We found that organizational culture influences adoption of Internet technology. We also found that the UTAUT is a valid model that can explain technology adoption in a developing country.