Cultural Barriers in the Adoption of Emerging Technologies 

Access to communication technology continues to be a global problem and countries are digitally divided by on the access and availability of such technologies. Even in developed countries, the access to technology minority groups are disadvantaged in terms of technology use because of limited ability to utilize the emerging technologies or access to such technologies.  This paper reviews the literature of technology adoption across different national cultures and discusses the technology adoption within small to medium sized enterprises (SME). The Australian situation is compared and contrasted with other countries and a research agenda is suggested.