Title: Factors affecting the use of the internet in academia: a comparative study of Thai and American business school faculty

Authors: Vonchavalitkul Busaya, Parbudayal Singh, Juduth A. Neal, Michael Morris

Addresses: Vongchavalitkul University, Thailand. ' University of New Haven, USA. ' University of New Haven, USA. ' University of New Haven, USA

Abstract: The Internet is becoming a very important new technology in all organisations, including universities. Many in academia are adopting this innovative technology to aid in their teaching, research and consulting. Despite such use there is little empirical research investigating the factors associated with the use of the Internet in universities and comparative research across countries is practically non-existent. In this paper, we examine the factors affecting the use of the Internet by a random sample of 344 business school faculty in the United States (245) and Thailand (99). We found some similarities, as well as differences across the two countries. Implications for management and suggestions for future research are discussed.

Keywords: internet usage; academia; higher education; universities; Thailand; USA; United States; business schools; web use; teaching; research; consulting.

DOI: 10.1504/JIBED.2003.007831

Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 2003 Vol.1 No.2, pp.85 - 92

Available online: 25 Sep 2005 *

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