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

  • S .O. Migiro Department of Business Management and Department of Library and Information Science, University of Zululand
Keywords: E-commerce, lCTs, SMEs, Kenya


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.


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