Priya Mary Mathew
Abstract: This study explores the influence of three macro environmental factors - government policies, legal policies and social infrastructure on the e-adoption in the selected countries. For this study the three independent variables were measured using the indices used in (World Economic Forum (WEF) s) latest Global Information Technology Report (GITR). Logistic regression analysis was used to analyze the data. For multinational comparison, the world was divided into six main regions. From the six main world regions, the following countries were respectively chosen USA, Sweden, Israel, Australia, Morocco and S Korea were chosen because they showed highest level of internet adoption in their regions. For comparison sake China and India was also selected, so that policy orientation is better understood. Countries that showed best results of e-adoption (USA, Sweden, Australia and S Korea) reflected robust government and legal policies. China has better e-adoption that India thanks to its robust legal policies. India lacks in two parameters legal policy and social infrastructure. The results of the study were used to give a direction to the macro environmental policies for India.
Keywords: Government policies, legal policies, social infrastructure, e-adoption, India