Exploring Factors Affecting the Adoption of HRIS in SMEs in a Developing Country: Evidence from Cameroon

  • A. Noutsa FobangEmail author
  • S. Fosso Wamba
  • J. R. Kala Kamdjoug
Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 30)


With the increasing effect of globalization and technology, Human Resource Information Technology plays a key role in today’s modern enterprise management. However, developing countries such as Cameroon are facing challenges in its implementation. The aim of this research is to explore factors influencing the adoption of HRIS by SMEs. To understand this issue, this paper integrates the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) model. Primary data have been collected through survey by administrating structured questionnaire to the employees (HR department) of a number of organizations. We found that Performance Expectancy and Internal Social Influence have a significant effect on the intention to adopt HRIS. In contrast, the specific groups—age and education—are significantly different in the relationship between Adoption Intention and Use. Of course, these findings open the door for future research issues, including explaining why SMEs organizations are sluggish to respond to HR innovation.


HRIS Factors of adoption UTAUT Cameroon 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Noutsa Fobang
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. Fosso Wamba
    • 2
  • J. R. Kala Kamdjoug
    • 1
  1. 1.GRIAGES, Catholic University of Central AfricaYaoundeCameroon
  2. 2.Toulouse Business SchoolToulouseFrance

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