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Application of ICT by Small and Medium Enterprises in Ogun State Nigeria

  • Oyediran Oyebiyi
  • Sanjay MisraEmail author
  • Rytis Maskeliūnas
  • Robertas Damaševičius
Conference paper
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Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 799)

Abstract

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have emerged as promising opportunities to eliminate and reduce unemployment globally. Increasing levels of technological advancement has revolutionized the dynamics of the business terrain. However, SMEs in developing countries are yet to fully explore the benefits of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Survey data was collected from 75 SME ICT users in Abeokuta and Otta through a structured questionnaire using stratified random sampling technique. Results of regression analysis revealed that demographic variable (Staff Strength) significantly influences ICT application among SMEs while SME service delivery had no influence. Also, analysis of variance on the categories of SMEs was not a determinant factor on the use of ICT. The outcome of this study has implications for owners of SMEs, stakeholders, government and academic researchers in developing countries as it can provide patterns to help bridge the existing digital divide especially among Nigerian SMEs.

Keywords

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Factors Category 

Notes

Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the support and sponsorship provided by Covenant University through the Centre for Research, Innovation and Discovery (CUCRID).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oyediran Oyebiyi
    • 1
  • Sanjay Misra
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rytis Maskeliūnas
    • 2
  • Robertas Damaševičius
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Information EngineeringCovenant UniversityOtaNigeria
  2. 2.Kaunas University of TechnologyKaunasLithuania

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