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An investigation of key adoption of non-business e-commerce in Malaysia

Igau, Oswald Aisat and Mohd Kassim, Abdul Wahid and Tahajuddin, Sulaiman and Ndubisi, Nelson Oly and Hassan, Mohamad Ghozali (2010) An investigation of key adoption of non-business e-commerce in Malaysia. In: Knowledge Management International Conference 2010 (KMICe2010), 25-27 May 2010, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.

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Non-business EC is a relatively new research niche in the general e-commerce stream.It denotes the use of e-commerce by non-business institutions such as academic institutions (as in the present study), not-for profit organizations, religious organizations, and government agencies to reduce their expenses or to improve their operations and customer service.A field survey was conducted to determine key factors that facilitate the adoption of non-business EC in Malaysian Universities.Since e-commerce adoption decision is a strategic one, a comprehensive list of potential facilitators and non- facilitators for the strategic use of information technology was derived from past research and used as the basis for collecting data from 65 schools, centres and units from 5 public universities in Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur. These data were factor-analysed to determine the key underlying dimensions of facilitators.On the basis of the resulting five dimensions namely, relative advantage, network orientation, information efficiency, innovativeness, and competitiveness, regression analysis was done to determine the impact of the five dimensions on adoption. The results suggest that relative advantage, network orientation, and information efficiency are the most important facilitators. Inhibitors were not estimated eventually, as there were no non-users among the respondents.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-983-2078-40-1 Organized by: Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: E-Commerce, Non-Business, Adoption, Facilitators
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: PM Dr. Mohamad Ghozali Hassan
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2014 08:11
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2014 08:11

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