Diffusion of lCTs and E-commerce adoption in manufacturing SMEs in Kenya

S .O. Migiro

Abstract


The Internet's World Wide Web has become the prime driver of modern E-commerce. The World Wide Web and the
Internet together with other ICT enabling technologies offer a platform in the way organizations arrange their business
processes. address their marketplaces. and partner with other enterprises. The objectives of this paper are to map ICT
diffusion and adoption of e-commerce by manufacturing SMEs in Kenya and identify specific barriers to the exploitation of
these drivers. The investigation adopts a descriptive survey research design in which rondom sampling techniques are
used. The data was analysed using descriptive statistics. Results reveal that high cost. limited funds and lack of technical
know-how are barriers in the diffusion of ICTs among the manufacturing SMEs.

Keywords


E-commerce; lCTs; SMEs; Kenya

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7553/72-1-1374

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