Behavioral Intention, Chinese Higher Secondary Institutions (HEIs), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), International Students, Technology Acceptance Model (TAM)


This study tries to make a theoretical framework for the use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system through an empirical study of the explanatory capacity of Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) concerning the intention of use by international students in Chinese HEIs. An online questionnaire yielding 363 valid responses was collected from the international students in Chinese HEIs and the quantitative analysis was performed using the Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) and Structural Equation Model (SEM) framework verifying the research model and hypothesis. The statistical analysis evaluated and analyzed the behavioral intentions and patterns, and the consequent factor for the use of the ERP system. The study suggests resource optimization, the trust of the ERP system, perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, and attitude towards using to have a significant impact on international students’ behavioral intention to use the ERP system. Results from the analysis provide a crucial reference for Chinese HEIs while implementing ERP systems for the management of international students.

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