Factors Affecting Malaysia’s SMEs in Using Public Electronic Procurement


Soong, Kai Kit and Ahmed, Elsadig Musa and Tan, Khong Sin (2020) Factors Affecting Malaysia’s SMEs in Using Public Electronic Procurement. Journal of Information & Knowledge Management, 19 (02). p. 2050008. ISSN 0219-6492

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This study illustrates the perception to use public electronic procurement (e-Procurement) system by Malaysia’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and examines the six predictors for the SMEs employees’ perception to use e-procurement system in their daily activities. The study modified the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Usage Technology (UTAUT) by including two new variables that have been ignored by previous studies. As a result, 421 questionnaires were collected and analysed. The security construct has the strongest relationship among the rest. For moderation, it confirms that security has no moderation effect with the moderators. This study contributes to the available literature by filling the gap of past studies using UTAUT framework through adding two variables (system security and usage decision) in the revised framework and enhances transparency in the public sector acquisition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Industrial management, Malaysian SMEs, UTAUT, ICT, e-procurement
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28-70 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Business (FOB)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 25 Dec 2020 07:00
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2020 07:00
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/7893


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