The Adoption and Use of Human Resource Information System (HRIS) in Ghana

Peter K. Osei Nyame, Richard Boateng


The study looked at the adoption of Human Resource Information System (HRIS) among Ghanaian firms. A survey was conducted on 129 firms out of the 150 samples randomly selected from both the public and the private sectors in the country with a response rate of 86%. The findings first revealed that the adoption rate of HRIS in enterprises is not a common practice in Ghana since two-thirds of the organizations have never adopted HRIS use. Major general denominators for adoption and use of HRIS include firm size, organization type (i.e. profit making limited liability companies and profit making government organization) and age as well as the industry to which firms belong. Firms attributed the slow rate of adoption to reasons including the low numbers of employees, high cost of system installation, unawareness and low priority for such a system. Again, it was realized that the companies’ readiness to adopt such a system was not encouraging. There were some technical, organizational and environmental factors that affect HRIS adoption which were unearthed.


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Osei Nyame P. and Boateng R. (2015). The Adoption and Use of Human Resource Information System (HRIS) in Ghana . In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-098-7, pages 130-138. DOI: 10.5220/0005458101300138

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author={Peter K. Osei Nyame and Richard Boateng},
title={The Adoption and Use of Human Resource Information System (HRIS) in Ghana},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},

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JO - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - The Adoption and Use of Human Resource Information System (HRIS) in Ghana
SN - 978-989-758-098-7
AU - Osei Nyame P.
AU - Boateng R.
PY - 2015
SP - 130
EP - 138
DO - 10.5220/0005458101300138