Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 7, Issue 3&4,2009
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Incentive and barriers of information technology adoption in agribusiness, Sichuan Province, China


Xiaoping Zheng 1, 2, Chunxia Wu 3, Weisong Mu 1, Xiaoshuan Zhang 1, 2*

Recieved Date: 2009-07-18, Accepted Date: 2009-10-09


The paper discusses the information technology adoption in agribusiness based on survey in Sichuan Province, China. The results show that most of the agribusiness has low diffusion and penetration of information technology. Most of them who adopt IT still are at the initiation stage based on Nolan’s growth model. They are not satisfied with the benefit of IT. Lack of specialized staff and generalists ranks the first factor, which influenced the IT application, followed by lack of enthusiasm of employee and shortage of benefits achieved from IT. It also shows that information technology application is positively correlated with enterprise’s growth.


Agribusiness, IT (information technology) adoption, incentive, barriers, China

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2009
Volume: 7
Issue: 3&4
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 522-524

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