Information technology adoption and implementation in higher education

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dc.contributor.author Tarhini, Abbas
dc.contributor.author Tarhini, Jihan
dc.contributor.author Tarhini, Anwar
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-13T06:38:12Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-13T06:38:12Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0951-354X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/11301
dc.description.abstract Purpose Research has shown that information technology has a tremendous effect on higher educational (HE) institutions. The purpose of this paper is to develop a framework that would depict and highlight on the financial, cultural, political and social difficulties that affect the adoption of technology in HE institutions. Design/methodology/approach In this study, it is hypothesized that cultural, political and financial resources of the university administrative body, together with the employees’ background in terms of academic experience and education, shape the approach to a successful IT adoption. To investigate the proposed framework, a survey targeting employees, and an interview targeting IT managers were conducted. Findings The results indicate that the university structural framework together with IT knowledge and awareness at the university administrative level restrains any individual cultural and political effects on the IT adoption even if it is implemented partially. Research limitations/implications First, the respondents were selected using the convenience sampling technique. Second, the data were collected through self-report questionnaires. Practical implications The results of this study are important for university administrators, technology suppliers and donors, as this may contribute to better understanding of the factors that could influence the adoption, management and use of ICT resources for enhancing the knowledge of the university capabilities. Originality/value This study is the first one to address the integration of IT in HE institutions in the region; the results have implications for IT adoption in such institutions. More importantly, the study suggests a framework that reveals multiple levels of influence that impact the adoption and implementation of IT in the institutions. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Information technology adoption and implementation in higher education en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle evidence from a case study in Lebanon en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199107350 en_US
dc.author.department Information Technology And Operations Management en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal International Journal of Educational Management en_US
dc.keywords Information technology en_US
dc.keywords Higher education en_US
dc.keywords IT adoption en_US
dc.keywords IT implementation en_US
dc.keywords Social ecological model en_US
dc.keywords Social cognitive theory en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEM-04-2018-0144 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Tarhini, A., Tarhini, J., & Tarhini, A. (2019). Information technology adoption and implementation in higher education. International Journal of Educational Management. en_US
dc.author.email abbas.tarhini@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJEM-04-2018-0144/full/html en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9441-1649 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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