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Extent of e-procurement use in SMEs: A descriptive study


Hassan, Haslinda and Tretiakov, Alexei and Whiddett, Dick and Adon, Iskandar (2014) Extent of e-procurement use in SMEs: A descriptive study. In: International Conference on Accounting Studies (ICAS) 2014, 18 - 19 August 2014, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Although e-procurement is a complex practice, a number of existing studies, however, simplified the representation of the state of e-procurement in an organization to a binary measure. Although this is helpful to understand adoption decisions, it does not completely capture the reach and richness of the use of information technology (IT) innovations. Hence, this study explores the extent of e-procurement use in New Zealand, focusing specifically on the range of e-procurement functionalities used in the manufacturing SMEs. The e-procurement functionalities are seen from the information and transaction perspectives. A cross-sectional survey is used as a methodology for data collection. The SPSS software is used to analyse the data gathered from the 151 senior managers. Our results demonstrate that all of the functionalities, especially those that rely on commonly available technologies, are in use. Nonetheless, complex e-procurement technologies, such as e-auctions, are not common.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published in Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 164 (2014), ISSN 1877-0428 pp. 1-666 Organized by: School of Accountancy, College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: E-procurement; SMEs; manufacturing.
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Mrs. Haslinda Hassan
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2015 08:07
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 00:59
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/13387

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