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Adoption of electronic commerce amongst small and medium enterprises

Thi, Lip Sam and Ang, Chooi Leng (2006) Adoption of electronic commerce amongst small and medium enterprises. In: Proceedings of Knowledge Management International Conference & Exhibition (KMICE). Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, pp. 295-301. ISBN 9833282903

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This paper presents initial phase research results that indicate the adoption of e-commerce applications among Malaysian SMEs from the manufacturing sector.Thruough a review of related research on innovation adoption and diffusion, two dimensional model was developed to depict e-commerce adoption.The results indicate that simple e-commerce apprications would be adopted first before SMEs embarked on more complex e-commerce applications.In terms of extent of usage, it was found that a majority of Malaysian mamfacturing SMEs hove adopted ecommerce applications on a parallel basis while vety few SMEs have substituted e-commerce applications for traditional method- of conducting business.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 05:59
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2010 05:59
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/1366

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