The application of E-commerce among small medium enterprises : a case study in Kelantan / Norudin Mansor, Che Ismail Long and Ahmad Ismail Mohd. Annuar

Mansor, Norudin and Long, Che Ismail and Mohd. Annuar, Ahmad Ismail (2007) The application of E-commerce among small medium enterprises : a case study in Kelantan / Norudin Mansor, Che Ismail Long and Ahmad Ismail Mohd. Annuar. Social and Management Research Journal, 4 (2). pp. 45-69. ISSN 1675-7017

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Abstract

The research project was conducted to investigate the understanding of E-commerce Application among the SMEs in the state of Kelantan. Focusing on the population of registered members of Dewan Perniagaan Melayu Malaysia, Kelantan, a total of302 respondents were selected to participate in our study. Moving in line with the general assumption of world business community it is agreed that e-commerce application is highly relevant for the survival and meeting the challenges of borderless economy. At the same time, the process of acquiring knowledge and understanding the environment, coping with changes, and speeding up the business decision, able to further enhance the competitive advantage of the SMEs. Using the established model, our investigation focused on 5 identifiable variables to demonstrate its usefulness towards motivating SMEs to adopt e-commerce. Our analysis indicated that all the selected variables were significant towards enhancing the application of e-commerce and thus maintaining competitive advantage in the industry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Escomm erce application, SMEs, logistic, marketing, procurement, security, government
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Industry > Small and medium-sized business. History > Malaysia
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management > New business enterprises > Malaysia
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management > Small business
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Business > Electronic commerce
Divisions: Institute of Research, Development and Commercialization (IRDC)
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitan 1
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2015 08:10
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2016 03:40
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/13036

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