Factors Affecting Adaptation of Information Technology in Purchasing and Supplies Function: (A Study of Kenya Power and Lighting Company)
Science Journal of Business and Management
Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015, Pages: 242-250
Received: Nov. 10, 2015; Accepted: Nov. 17, 2015; Published: Dec. 10, 2015
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William Mwangi, Department of Business Administration, Chuka University, Chuka, Kenya
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Information technology (IT) is the application of computers and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data, often in the context of a business or other enterprise. The study objective was to determine effect of cost, technical capacity, organization culture and availability of ICT systems on adaptation of information technology in purchasing and supplies function. The study used a descriptive research design and data was collected through the use of the questionnaires. The target population was 1000 respondents from all categories of respondents were selected using simple random sampling, the sample size was 100 respondents. Data was analyzed and presented using tables and figures. The effect of cost was indicated by majority of respondents who were 94% answered Yes as compared to 6% who answered No. The effect of technical capacity was indicated by majority of respondents who were 88% answered Yes as compared to 12% who answered No. The effect of organization culture was indicated by minority of respondents who were 93% answered Yes as compared to 6% who answered No. Organizations should put measures in place to ensure they cut cost of adapting information technology. The organization should train employees on adaptation of IT in the organization which should be a continuous process. The organization culture should be flexible to ensure adaptation of information technology in purchasing and supplies function. The organizations should consider developing inbuilt IT systems in the organization.
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E-procurement, Organization Culture, Electronic Data Interchange, Procurement
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William Mwangi, Factors Affecting Adaptation of Information Technology in Purchasing and Supplies Function: (A Study of Kenya Power and Lighting Company), Science Journal of Business and Management. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 242-250. doi: 10.11648/j.sjbm.20150306.15
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