IT/IS adoption, firm level, business intelligence systems, small and medium enterprises, exploratory study


While extant business intelligence systems (BIS) adoption research focused mainly on adoption of BIS in large-sized organizations, our understanding about the adoption determinants and the process within small and medium enterprises (SME) is still limited. The aim of our research is to identify SME-specific determinants of BIS adoption at firm level that will guide the development and testing of a BIS adoption framework in the milieu of SMEs. By leveraging semi-structured interviews involving BIS experts and adopters, and blending them with comprehensive IT/IS adoption literature we identified instrumental determinant candidates for delving deeper into BIS adoption in SMEs.