Drivers of e-commerce adoption amongst small & medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the business service sector / Zahariah Mohd Zain …[et al.]

Mohd Zain, Zahariah and Jusoh, Abdul Aziz and Munir, Ros Intan Safinaz and Putit, Lennora (2020) Drivers of e-commerce adoption amongst small & medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the business service sector / Zahariah Mohd Zain …[et al.]. Journal of International Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship, 5 (1). pp. 50-58. ISSN 550-1429

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Abstract

Technology has played a significant role in the development of business to business (B2B) or business to consumers' (B2C) electronic commerce (or e-commerce) over the recent decades. The purpose of this study is to empirically examine determinants of e-commerce adoption among small-and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the business services sector in a progressively developing nation. This study tested six hypotheses focusing on organizational, technological and environmental factors that may affect e-commerce adoption. Using judge mental sampling approach, a total of 110 feedback were gathered via online questionnaire based survey. The study employed SmartPLS 3.0 (Partial Least Square) structural equation modelling statistical software to confirm the hypotheses of this study. Structural model analysis was conducted and it was revealed that perceived relative advantage, perceived compatibility, e-commerce knowledge and expertise, external change agent and competitors' pressure have positive and significant influence on the SMEs respondents' e-commerce adoption. The study found that the most significant factors influencing e-commerce adoption among SMEs in Selangor was perceived relative advantage, to which managers or small and medium-sized enterprises see the potential advantage of e-commerce . The implication of this study is that SMEs need more exposure on the benefit of technology and intervention to guide them to change from traditional business to online business.

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Item Type: Article
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Mohd Zain, Zahariah
zahar297(@uitm.edu.my
Jusoh, Abdul Aziz
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Munir, Ros Intan Safinaz
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Putit, Lennora
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Industry > Small and medium-sized business. History
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Business and Management
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of International Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of International Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship (JIBE)
ISSN: 550-1429
Volume: 5
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 50-58
Official URL: https://jibe.uitm.edu.my/index.php/en/june-2020
Item ID: 34890
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-commerce adoption, technological, organizational
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/34890

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