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Adoption of electronic commerce technologies by SMEs in Malaysia

S Kurnia, B Alzougool, M Ali, SM Alhashmi

Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS | Published : 2009

Abstract

Electronic commerce (EC) offers many benefits to organizations of any size including small to medium- sized enterprises (SMEs). At this stage, there is still a need for a better understanding of the potential and relevance of EC in developing countries as well as the behaviour of SMEs towards EC adoption. Moreover, there is still a need for a holistic view of how various widely known factors at the organization, industry and national levels affect EC adoption. Therefore, this study proposes a theoretical model of EC technologies adoption by SMEs in developing countries by incorporating various readiness factors identified in the literature that may determine EC technologies adoption by SMEs ..

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