Factors affecting e-commerce adoption in the electronic manufacturing companies in Malaysia

Syed Shah Alam, Syed Shah Alam Syed Shah Alam, Ali Khatibi, Mohd Ismail Sayyed Ahmad, Hishamuddin Bin Ismail

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Abstract

Purpose - This paper sets out to examine the factors influencing internet-based e-commerce in the electronic manufacturing companies in Malaysia. Design/methodology/approach - The sample data are derived from a questionnaire survey of 194 companies selected from the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturer lists to investigate the study hypotheses. Roger’s five innovation diffusion characteristics were considered as factors that affect EC adoption and security/confidentiality was taken as an additional factor for this study. Findings - The multiple regression analysis results indicate that relative advantage, compatibility, complexity, observability and security appear significant. Relative advantage and compatibility have positive and significant influence on EC adoption whereas complexity and security have negative effects. This study also revealed a non-significant relationship between trialability and e-commerce adoption. Research limitations/implications - The results are limited within the sample of electronic manufacturing companies in Malaysia, so the results cannot be generalized. Originality/value - This study provides a greater understanding of managers’ perception of e-commerce adoption in their manufacturing companies. Those interested in promoting their business online may find these results helpful in guiding their efforts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-139
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Commerce and Management
Volume17
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Factors
Electronics manufacturing
Malaysia
Manufacturing companies
E-commerce adoption
Relative advantage
Compatibility
Multiple regression analysis
Questionnaire survey
Observability
Innovation diffusion
Influencing factors
World Wide Web
Managers
Electronic commerce
Confidentiality
Federation
Design methodology

Keywords

  • Electronic commerce
  • Electronics industry
  • Internet
  • Malaysia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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Factors affecting e-commerce adoption in the electronic manufacturing companies in Malaysia. / Alam, Syed Shah; Syed Shah Alam, Syed Shah Alam; Khatibi, Ali; Ahmad, Mohd Ismail Sayyed; Ismail, Hishamuddin Bin.

In: International Journal of Commerce and Management, Vol. 17, No. 1-2, 18.04.2008, p. 125-139.

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Alam, Syed Shah ; Syed Shah Alam, Syed Shah Alam ; Khatibi, Ali ; Ahmad, Mohd Ismail Sayyed ; Ismail, Hishamuddin Bin. / Factors affecting e-commerce adoption in the electronic manufacturing companies in Malaysia. In: International Journal of Commerce and Management. 2008 ; Vol. 17, No. 1-2. pp. 125-139.
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