22nd Biennial Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS): "Beyond the Boundaries: Challenges for Business, Policy and Society", Seoul, Korea, 24th-27th June, 2018
The research quantitatively identifies the effect of willingness to use ICT by measuring the perceived impact of ICTs by users in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Cambodia. The study attempts to model the relationship between the perceived impacts of access to mobile phones and the adoption of ICT services (including mobiles) using two approaches. First, following the approach used by de Silva et al., and others who find a positive relationship between perceived impacts and adoption, we model mobile phone adoption using a binary logistic approach. Finding that this relationship is not evident in the study countries in our research conducted in 2017, we further investigate the relationship by developing an index to assess ICT adoption and explore its relationship with the perceived impacts of mobile access using a multiple regression model. The multiple regression also shows that perceived impacts have only minimal influence on ICT adoption.