publication . Article . 2008

Adoption of wireless internet parks: An empirical study in Qatar

Weerakkody, V;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This paper examines the adoption of free wireless internet parks (iPark) by Qatari citizens as means of accessing electronic services from public parks. The Qatar government has launched the iPark concept with a view of providing free internet access for all citizens while enjoying the outdoors. By offering free wireless Internet access, the Qatari government encourages its citizen's to actively participate in the global information society with a view of bridging the digital divide. Using a survey based study this research set out to examine the Qatari citizens' perceptions of the iPark initiative. Results of the survey showed that there is a positive level of ...
Subjects
free text keywords: E-government, IPark, Qatar, Technology acceptance model, Wireless internet
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