Applying the theory of perceived characteristics of innovating (PCI) on ICT adoption in the SMEs in Malaysia

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to gain a deep understanding of the factors which influence the adoption and usage of ICT by SMEs in Malaysia Businesses around the world are using ICT to improve business competitiveness. ICT provides a numerous opportunity for SMEs to compete equally with large corporations. This study uses Moore and Benbasats perceived characteristics of innovating (PCI) constructs to determine factors that influence the SMEs adoption of ICT. Data are collected through self administered questionnaire and the sample consists of 214 manufacturing SMEs in the southern region in Malaysia. The multiple regression analysis results indicate that compatibility, perceived ease of use, image and security have significant influence ICT adoption intention. The implications of the study are discussed and further researches are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-17
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
Volume5
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

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ICT adoption
Malaysia
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Influence factors
Perceived ease of use
Compatibility
Manufacturing
Multiple regression analysis
Competitiveness
Questionnaire

Keywords

  • ICT adoption
  • Malasyia
  • Melaka and johor
  • PCI model
  • SMEs

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