An investigation of key adoption of non-business E-Commerce in Malaysia

Oswald Aisat Igau and Abdul Wahid Mohd Kassim and Sulaiman Othman and Nelson Oly Ndubisi and Mohamad Ghozali Hassan (2010) An investigation of key adoption of non-business E-Commerce in Malaysia. In: 5th International Conference on Knowledge Management, 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 (UNSPECIFIED)
Keyword: E-Commerce, Non-business, Adoption, Facilitators
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA1-939 Mathematics > QA71-90 Instruments and machines > QA75.5-76.95 Electronic computers. Computer science
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF1-6182 Commerce > HF5001-6182 Business > HF5546-5548.6 Office management
Department: SCHOOL > School of Business and Economics
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2011 10:55
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2014 09:28

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