The role of ICTs in Native American owned micro-enterprises- A framing analysis

Jie Xiong, Sajda Qureshi, Teresa Trumbly Lamsam

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Abstract

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are seen to be drivers for the development of emerging regions. Many small businesses in the United States, including Native American owned microenterprises, are facing unique challenges in the adoption of ICTs to improve business performance. This research follows an inductive qualitative approach to find out which of the factors could potentially lead to the adoption of technologies by Native American micro-enterprises owners. Based on interviews from four Native American owned micro-enterprises, Characteristics of ICTs, Personal Inequality, and Community Engagement are identified as key factors that lead to the adoption of ICTs. The contribution of this study is the identification of these factors, and in the ways in which they relate to each other. This research also offers a cyclical view of relationships between factors that influence Native American microentrepreneurs' adoption of technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015
PublisherAmericas Conference on Information Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9780996683104
StatePublished - 2015
Event21st Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015 - Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Duration: Aug 13 2015Aug 15 2015

Publication series

Name2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015

Other

Other21st Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015
CountryPuerto Rico
CityFajardo
Period8/13/158/15/15

Keywords

  • Economic development
  • Empowerment
  • Framing analysis
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)
  • Native American micro-enterprises

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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    Xiong, J., Qureshi, S., & Lamsam, T. T. (2015). The role of ICTs in Native American owned micro-enterprises- A framing analysis. In 2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015 (2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015). Americas Conference on Information Systems.