Extent of adoption of EDI by Singaporean SMEs: a survey of practices

Li, Ping and Mula, Joseph M. (2009) Extent of adoption of EDI by Singaporean SMEs: a survey of practices. Journal of Information Technology Management, XX (3). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1042-1319

Abstract

[Abstract]: Based on the literature review of EDI adoption and small business use of IT, the four variables of decision factor that influence Singaporean SMEs to adopt EDI were identified as perceived benefit of EDI, organizational readiness for EDI,competitive pressure, and power and inter-organization relationships. Furthermore, EDI volume, diversity, depth, and width were also identified as to the degree of EDI adoption/integration that strongly influences the impact of EDI. Finally, the different levels of impact (transaction benefit, information sharing benefit, and competitive benefit) associated with the different degrees of EDI adoption/integration were also identified. This survey-based research examined these three concepts in Singaporean SMEs. Surprisingly, Singaporean SMEs seldom expected that adoption of EDI would improve their trading partner relationships. However, Singaporean SMEs improved their level of awareness of EDI benefits after adoption of EDI.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Access to paper currently restricted pending permission from publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Joseph M. Mula
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2010 02:35
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: electronic commerce, information technology, information system, inter-organizational system, electronic data interchange, EDI adoption, small business, small to medium sized enterprises, SME
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080612 Interorganisational Information Systems and Web Services
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100504 Data Communications
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150308 International Business
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150302 Business Information Systems
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6652

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