Title: An empirical investigation of enterprise systems adoption in small and medium enterprises

Authors: Amin Ahmad Amin Shaqrah

Addresses: Information Systems Department, College of Computer Science and Engineering in Yanbu, Taibah University, Medina, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: Enterprise systems (ES) has intensely automated and integrated the whole business functions if adopted. The most critical of the ES adoption criteria: environmental pressure; perceived ease of use; readiness; and perceived usefulness. The mentioned criteria were studied along with 60 several kinds small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). To investigate the data were collected researcher applying convergent and discriminant factor analyses using EQS 6.3 and SPSS 21. The study has concluded that all suggested criteria play the main factors of ES adoption in SMEs. Results, implications for the SMEs managers, and government role are discussed.

Keywords: enterprise systems; TAM; technology acceptance model; SMEs; small and medium-sized enterprises; SEM; structured equation modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCENT.2018.092090

International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise, 2018 Vol.6 No.1, pp.37 - 48

Received: 02 Oct 2017
Accepted: 02 Jan 2018

Published online: 31 May 2018 *

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