African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4188

Full Length Research Paper

Reframing barriers to e-learning adoption: An entrepreneurial and strategy perspective

Tega Tonukari
  • Tega Tonukari
  • Nobel International Business School, Accra, Ghana.
  • Google Scholar
Hod Anyigba
  • Hod Anyigba
  • Nobel International Business School, Accra, Ghana.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 26 May 2021
  •  Accepted: 24 August 2021
  •  Published: 31 August 2021


The changing landscape of higher education orchestrated by the growing use of e-learning presents significant opportunities and threats to higher education institutions in developing countries like Nigeria. However, e-learning is not widely adopted by Nigerian institutions due to contextual and individual barriers. This study aims to advance our understanding of the determinants of e-learning adoption by reconceptualising e-learning adoption barriers from an entrepreneurial and strategic perspective. Using Partial Least Square approach to Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) to analyse data collected from 305 respondents, the findings of the study demonstrate that entrepreneurial orientation and strategic planning significantly influence e-learning adoption. The findings of the study advance our understanding of e-learning adoption barriers and also provide new insights to managers of higher education institutions with regards to e-learning adoption.


Key words: E-learning, e-learning adoption, entrepreneurial orientation, strategic planning, higher education institutions.