Adoption and utilization of information systems in an emerging Turkish industrial rown : a case study on Gaziantep

Salihoğlu, Yasemin
This thesis analyzes factors motivating and inhibiting the adoption of information systems in enterprises in Gaziantep by a scale generated on Rogers̕ theory of diffusion of innovation. These factors are grouped into four as administrative, technological, environmental, and organizational characteristics in the scale built. Structured interview method was used while collecting the data. It was interviewed with 20 firms, operating in various sectors in Gaziantep. Results of the study showed that, within the fifteen factors studied, five of them had significant effects on the rate of information systems utilization. These factors were the relative advantage of information systems, the quality of information systems infrastructure, CEO̕s attitude towards information systems, employees̕ knowledge about information systems, and the service quality of the vendor.