Analysis of information and communications technology adoption between small businesses in China and the United States

Jie Xiong, Sajda Qureshi

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Abstract

This paper reports on two case studies, the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) adoption among small businesses conducted in both United States and China. One small business from Nebraska (United States of America) and one small business from Sichuan (China) were chosen for comparison. The purpose of this paper is to conduct a comparative case study based on the ICT adoption among small businesses in China and the United States. This paper will: (i) build an understanding of small business ICT in both areas, (ii) explore the relationship between the ICT development in less cuttingedge areas of China and the United States. The result shows that small business in the United States use more advanced ICT than China due to several factors. This study paves the way for the future comparisons to be conducted between California and Zhejiang. Also, this study contributes to and extends the understanding of how information is the driving force behind economic growth in both developing and developed countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012
Pages4396-4406
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2012
Event18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Aug 9 2012Aug 12 2012

Publication series

Name18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012
Volume6

Conference

Conference18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period8/9/128/12/12

Keywords

  • China
  • ICT
  • IT for development
  • Small business
  • TAM
  • TOE
  • United states

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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    Xiong, J., & Qureshi, S. (2012). Analysis of information and communications technology adoption between small businesses in China and the United States. In 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012 (pp. 4396-4406). (18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012; Vol. 6).