Electronic learning systems: An analysis of the characteristics of adopters and non-adopters

Chi Hong Simon Chan, Wai Ting Ngai

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Electronic learning (e-learning) systems have gained widespread acceptance as one of the valuable self-learning techniques for business organisations. The main objective of this research study is to elicit the factors affecting e-learning system use and to determine the difference between adopters and non-adopters of e-learning systems. Using a sample of 302 Hong Kong business organisations, results indicated that adopters have higher levels of technical support and individual information technology capabilities of e-learning systems rather than non-adopters. Adopters were more likely to have top management support as a champion than non-adopters for e-learning systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)664-682
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation and Learning
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2008


  • Adopters
  • Business organisations
  • Comparison
  • E-learning systems
  • Information technology adoption
  • Non-adopters
  • Top management support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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