Exploring Technology Acceptance in Stores Management in Selected Technical Universities in Ghana
Keywords:stores management, information and communication technology (ICT), Technical Universities
Stores play a very important role in many institutions and Technical Universities are of no exception. Despite the huge benefits of information and communication technology (ICT), data on the relevant technology accepted, adopted and used in stores management in Technical Universities in Ghana is unclear. This research sort to explore the acceptance and usage of ICT in stores management in some selected Technical Universities in Ghana. The study was exploratory and employed questionnaires, interviews, observations and the use of secondary data for gathering information. The study targeted a sample size of 60 respondents of which 51 questionnaires were retrieved making a response rate of 85%. Data was analyzed and shown in tables and ranked in percentages. The findings revealed that all the stores use computers in their operations. While this means that ICT has been accepted, some of the computers are internet-connected and use some software in their operations whiles others are not. The study categorized the stores according to ‘access to using a computer’,’ access to the internet’ and ‘use of computer software’. It concluded that there is a general awareness of ICT usage, however, the computerization of stores management rest with the management of the Technical Universities.