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Two-level model of information technology adoption in local government of Bali


I Gusti Ngurah Darmawan
Flinders University, School of Education

John P. Keeves
Flinders University, School of Education john.keeves@flinders.edu.au

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Abstract

Recent advance in information technology has aroused much interest among policy-makers, the business sector, the media and the academic world in developed countries. However, very little is known about the obstacles to adopting information technology in developing countries, particularly the low-income economies. This research stems from the issues described above. A variety of factors may influence the adoption of IT in local governments. Those factors range from technological and institutional to personal, social and economic factors. These factors included not only the information on variables gathered at the employee level but also on questions regarding the characteristics of each organization involved in the study. Hence the data files contain information obtained at two different levels, namely individual level and organizational level. Therefore a two-level hierarchical linear model is used to examine the relationships among variables.

information technology, adoption, local government, two-level model, Bali

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Darmawan, I.G.N. and Keeves, J.P. (2002) Two-level model of information technology adoption in local government of Bali. International Education Journal, 3 (1), 47-60.
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