Systèmes d'Information et Management


Internet is perceived by many as the mean for increasing the usage level of electronic commerce in small, medium, and large companies. It is also perceived sas a mean for introducing electronic commerce to consumers. Despite a wide interest in Internet, no studies tried to investigate the factors facilitating Internet and electronic commerce usage in organizations. In addition, despite the abundance of articles coverting Internet and electronic commerce, most of them lack scientific rigor because they did not use any theoretical bases for their claims. This study is an attempt to determine the factors affecting Internet usage. Triandis (1979)'s model is used to structure the different elements found in the literature on Internet. Data collected from 104 Canadian organizations show that attitudes, facilitating conditions, and computer experience are fundamental in determining Internet usage. In addition to its practical contributions, this study has several theoretical contributions.