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    Factors for e-voting adoption - analysis of general elections in Nigeria

    Adeshina, Steve A. and Ojo, Adegboyega (2020) Factors for e-voting adoption - analysis of general elections in Nigeria. Government Information Quarterly, 37 (3). p. 101257. ISSN 0740624X

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    The adoption and use of e-voting technologies in major elections remain largely problematic regardless of where they are implemented. This has motivated a number of survey-based empirical studies on determining important factors for e-voting adoption based on existing technology adoption models. However, there is a paucity of studies, which provide deep insights and understanding of core issues involved in e-voting adoption success or failures in different contexts. This article describes an ethnography carried out with the goal to understand factors that support or inhibit e-voting adoption based on detailed data collected during the 2011 Nigerian General Elections. By consolidating existing e-voting adoption models and a multi-level innovation adoption model into an analytical framework, we analysed the observations made by one of the authors as a participant in the adoption and implementation of the e-voting initiative as well as the post-election reports. Our findings are synthesized into a multi-level e-voting adoption model. In addition, we catalog a number of factors that could negatively affect e-voting adoption in a similar environment. Our results contribute to advancing theory building in e-voting adoption while it provides practitioners with a concrete checklist of success factors and barriers for adopting e-voting technologies.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: E-voting adoption; Innovation theory; IS adoption; Ethnography; E-voting; Nigerian elections;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Innovation Value Institute, IVI
    Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 15778
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    Depositing User: Laura Gallagher
    Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2022 14:24
    Journal or Publication Title: Government Information Quarterly
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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