Relationship between entrepreneur's traits and cloud computing adoption among malay-owned SMEs in Malaysia

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Purpose of the research: This research aims to empirically examine the relationship between entrepreneurs' personality traits and cloud computing adoption among Malay-owned SMEs in Malaysia. The research was done under theoretical framework that was developed based on the previous literature. Methodology: This study adopts non-probability sampling which is convenient sampling for data collection. Data collection was done in all major towns in West Malaysia. Hypotheses related to personality factors (determination, opportunity, independent, innovativeness, locus of control, creativity, risk taking ability and achievement) and cloud computing adoption among Malay entrepreneurial society were tested by using multiple regression analysis on survey data from a sample of 383 entrepreneurs from major towns in Malaysia. Major conclusion: The result of this study indicates that cloud computing adoption depend on the entrepreneur's trait. This study confirms that personality traits have significant influence on cloud computing adoption. Research limitation: Like other empirical studies, this study is not without its limitations. The sample size itself is small. The study can be strengthened by increasing the sample size and including participants in other geographical areas. Originality and value: The findings of this paper serve as a reminder for the Malay-owned SMEs that they have to consider cloud computing for their business operation, particularly for managing and maintaining all their virtual resources at their own end.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-132
Number of pages18
JournalCuadernos de Gestion
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Entrepreneurs
Cloud computing
Malaysia
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Sampling
Data collection
Sample size
Personality traits
Creativity
Factors
Multiple regression analysis
Locus of control
Empirical study
Theoretical framework
Survey data
Methodology
Resources
Innovativeness
Risk taking

Keywords

  • Cloud computing
  • Malay-owned SMEs
  • Malaysia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Industrial relations
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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Relationship between entrepreneur's traits and cloud computing adoption among malay-owned SMEs in Malaysia. / Syed Shah Alam, Syed Shah Alam; Md Nor, Nor Ghani; Asiah Omar, Mohd Helmi Ali1 Nor; Che Wel, Che Aniza.

In: Cuadernos de Gestion, Vol. 18, No. 2, 01.01.2018, p. 115-132.

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