Organizational attributes and adoption of electronic procurement in local governments: a case study of Tororo district local government
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The study examined the organizational attributes associated with the current status of e-government procurement adoption in Uganda’s local government sector studying the case of Tororo district local government. The study set out to assess how managerial decision, ICT proficiency and employee and user competence influence adoption of e-government procurement. The technology acceptance model theory was adopted to conceptualize the variables and guide the overall conceptualization of the study. A case study research design was used adopting quantitative data collection method and instrument. A simple random sampling technique was used to select a sample of 80 respondents from a population of 90. Data was collected using questionnaires. Out of the 80 questionnaires administered, 78 were filled and returned constituting a response rate of 97%. Analysis of data was done at different levels beginning with descriptive statistics, followed by correlation analysis and then regression analysis. The findings of the study revealed that managerial decision was the strongest predictor of adoption of e-procurement in Tororo district local government. This was followed by ICT proficiency and lastly employee and user competence. In addition, the findings also revealed that managerial decision, ICT proficiency and employee and user competence had a strong statistically significant positive correlation with adoption of e-government procurement. The study recommends management to commit more resources to ensure higher level of e-procurement adoption. Key words: Managerial decision, ICT proficiency, Employee and user competence and Adoption of e-procurement.