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Factors Affecting the Performance & Business Success of Small & Medium Enterprises in Sudan (Case Study: Omdurman) (Published)

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have an important role to play in the development of the country. This study attempts to identify the antecedents of business success in Omdurman- Sudan, with particular reference to small businesses. . In Sudan, the growth of SMEs is significantly low. The study examined eight factors that influence the SMEs business success. . Eight hypotheses were developed to find out factors that are affecting Business Success of SMEs in Sudan. SMEs characteristic, External Environment (competition), Customer and Markets, the way of doing business & cooperation, Resources and Finance have significant positive effect on the Business Success of SMEs in Omdurman-Sudan. The regression analysis result shown that the above factors are the most significant factors affecting business success of SMEs in Sudan

Keywords: Business Success, External Environment, SMEs, Sudan

Revisiting ICT Adoption Theories and Charting a Progressive Path for Future ICT Adoption Research in SMES (Published)

This paper attempts to develop an integrated framework that aims to challenge researchers on a progressive path for future ICT adoption research especially in SMEs. The paper accessed major databases of a number of top IS  journals in the field and reviews previous theories used to study ICT adoption, examine the progress made so far, and the limitations of these theories in an attempt to develop a framework, that aims to challenge  researchers  and  aid further contributions in this IS field. The study developed a framework informed by three theories; Structuration theory (ST), Actors Network Theory (ANT) and Adaptive Structuration theory (AST) and argues that   using such integrated theory to examine the process of ICT adoption will help to unveil the recursive nature, entities involved and the kind of research approach that may be applied. Hence, for research in this area to be progressive, entities in the framework must be considered amidst other influence. The framework also suggests adoption of ICT will be embraced faster by organizations especially small businesses if the entities involved are committed in conveying the right information thereby supporting SMEs in making adequate decisions. This work provides further insight into ICT adoption framework that may advance future research in the field of ICT adoption, assist SMEs in adopting and implementing ICT overtime. This is relevant given that the complexities associated with the adoption of ICT is becoming worrisome and SMEs have limited knowledge on issues relating to emerging ICTs. The framework may motivate SMEs in understanding diverse actors, factors and social structures affecting ICT adoption better and how to cope with them. The framework serves as an analytical instrument in explaining ICT adoption process and its outcomes characterized by conflicting views

Keywords: ANT, AST, Adoption framework, ICT, SMEs, ST

Assessing the Effect of Lead Time Management on Customer Satisfaction (Published)

The Microfinance Industry (MFI) emerging from the banking industry, lead time management is very important since the sector is highly dependent on very recent technology and customer service efficiency ethics which is capable of drastically reducing lead times. Customers are also highly informed and their demands and expectations are high. Customers want instant solutions when it comes to their financial or banking services. It is therefore important for microfinance companies to effectively manage their lead times to achieve higher levels of customer satisfaction. This study adopts the methodology of a hybrid approach consisting of qualitative and quantitative approaches in examining the impact of lead time on customer satisfaction in the microfinance industry, a sub sector of SMEs in Ghana. Sample size of 150 staff and customers mostly petty traders was considered from five selected branches of Talent Microfinance Company limited. In selecting the sample size of the petty traders for the survey, the Slovin’s sampling method was used. The study findings revealed that that minimizing waiting time in a bid to enhance customer satisfaction level can typically improve the competitiveness of microfinance services in Ghana as these are deemed the basic requirements for social development as well as for human civilization. Furthermore, establishing a scientific, workable and efficient banking system improves efficiency and enhances the competitiveness for banks to be an important society role. This is a requirement for banking industries own development, and a new inevitable challenge for modern Ghanaian financial institutions to increase the banking management development. The study recommends among several others that there is the need for improvement in academia or higher learning in Ghanaian microfinance institutions to link with other financial institutions in Ghana and identify gaps in the knowledge, values, skills and attitudes of their graduates most especially in TMCL.

Keywords: Customer Satisfaction, Ghana, Lead Time, MFIs, SMEs

Perceived Benefit of Computerized Accounting System on the Operational Efficacy of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Maiduguri Metropolis (Published)

The aim of this study is to examine the Perceived Benefit of Computerized Accounting System on the Operational Efficacy of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Maiduguri Metropolis. The study used primary data only. Questionnaires were administered on the sampled respondents of 182 out of the population of 334. Of the 182 sample size validly and correctly returned questionnaires for data analysis was 124. The sampled respondents were in three categories: Non Automated (NA); Partially Automated (PA); and Fully Automated (FA). The Data were analyzed using descriptive analysis and test of hypothesis formulated using SPSS 20.0. The Hypothesis was tested using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The results obtained indicted significant differences in the test (i.e. P ≥ 0.05). The study found out that there was operational efficacy in terms of receivables accounts management. The study recommends that SMEs should embrace the use of CBAS for better competitiveness, improvement in business operation and performance.

Keywords: Computerized Accounting System (CAS), Operational Efficacy, Receivables accounts, SMEs

Design Model Development of Madura Herbal Medicine Industry (Published)

Madura herbal medicine industry is the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) which has been run for generations by the ancestors of the people of Madura and has evolved over time. Based on data from the Department of Industry and Trade in 2016 that there is 47 herbal medicine industry in Madura with the magnitude of the regions, 15 are in Bangkalan, 3 were in Sampang, 22 were in Pamekasan, and Sumenep 7 are in. Community economic development through SMEs is essential considering its primacy as the lifeblood of a national economy. In 2016 Asean Economic Community (AEC)  began to be applied, so that competition in the trade of ASEAN countries is very strict. Hence the need for research on the design of models of the development of Madura herbal medicine industry. This research uses a descriptive design that aims to describe aspects that are relevant to Madura herbal medicine industry. The results of this study, there are three sub-models, namely the development of herbal industry Madura; (1) Design Sub Management Model that includes a database of herbal medicine industry, organizational structure, job description of labor, (2) Design Sub Production Model which includes the production technology, product standardization, product packaging design (3) Design Sub Marketing Model that includes pricing standardization, utilization of information technology, cooperation with distributors and local governments. So hopefully with their reviews, their three draft sub models will assist in the development of Madura herbal medicine industry

Keywords: Madura Herbal Medicine Industry, SMEs, Sub Model.

Analytical Review of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Nigeria (Published)

The primary purpose of business is the supply of goods and services to satisfy the societal needs. Wherever people live in conurbations, there is always the need for goods and services. These goods and services are supplied by institutions such as the family, the voluntary organization, the business firms, local, state and federal government. Also, the importance of credit facilities from both the bank and non-bank financial institutions cannot be overemphasized in enhancing the development of SMEs in the country. However, only the effect of initial capital (CAP) and non bank credit facilities (NBK) is significant and responsive towards the enhancement of performance of SMEs while credit facilities from banks are insignificant with respect to SMEs development. Lastly it concluded that government agencies such as the National Directorate of Employment should intensify efforts geared towards training programmes for SMEs.

Keywords: Enterprise, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Growth, SMEs

Analysis of Managerial Factors on the Performance of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Manufacturing Sector in Ho Chi Minh City- Vietnam. (Published)

This paper was conducted by qualititative and quantititative approach, and the primary data was collected from SMEs in manufacturing sector in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). The main objectives of this study is to analyze the factors affecting the SMEs’ performance in manufacturing industry in Ho Chi Minh City. In the first stage, the authors applied the deep-interview to the experts to discover the factors in contemporary management based on the management theories effecting on the performance of Vietnamese SME(s) in HCMC. In the second stage, the researcher used the quantitative approach to collect data from 200 people who work in the Vietnamese SMEs in manufacturing sector in HCMC. In general, in these factors, the most affecting factor to SMEs in the manufacturing sector in HCMC, Vietnam was Organizational Commitment, next was Business Planning, Controlling, and final one was Strategy Implementation. In conclusion, H1, H2, H3, H4 for the theorical research model were accepted. 

Keywords: Business planning, Contemporary management, Organizational Commitment, Performance, SMEs, Vietnam

A Descriptive Analysis of the Influence of Entrepreneurial Orientation Dimensions On the Performance of SMEs in Kenya (Published)

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play an important role in the world economy. They contribute substantially to income output and employment. Indeed, they dominate the world business. In spite of this, studies have failed to identify and assess the corporate entrepreneurship dimensions that lead to good performance, especially in Kenya. As such, based on a study of SMEs in Kenya, this paper examines the relationships that obtain between Entrepreneurial Orientation (EO) and firm performance among SMEs. Specifically, the study sought to find out the effect of entrepreneurial innovativeness, risk-taking and proactiveness on firm performance. The study was guided by the resource based view (RBV), contingency theory, theories of entrepreneurship and the marketing theory. It adopted explanatory research design using a census sample with the target population being all the top 536 medium sized firms between 2006 and 2013. Data was collected using a questionnaire and analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson’s bivariate correlation, multiple regression and moderated regression analysis. Results revealed that entrepreneurial innovativeness, risk taking and proactiveness have a direct positive relationship with performance of SMEs. From the findings, the study recommended the need to intensify initiatives that encourage a better understanding of EO dimensions in boosting firms’ competitive positions and superior performance; firms should be more entrepreneurial in order to attain superior performance and survive the intensively competitive market environment. They should continuously innovate, especially through new product development, being first to enter the market with new products and in the use of creative new solutions that lead them to be recognized by competitors as leaders in innovation. SME owners/managers also need to enhance their risk-taking behaviour by encouraging staff to take risks with new ideas, make effective changes to their products and be willing to accept at least moderate levels of risk, engage in risky investments and have the courage to seize new opportunities, even if this may involve great financial risks

Keywords: Entrepreneurial Orientation Dimensions, Influence, Kenya, Performance, SMEs

Owners’ Perception on Accounting Information System Adoption: A Case of Small and Medium Enterprises in Nigeria (Published)

Literature has revealed many works on the important of AIS to SMEs, most of the researchers’ result have shown the relevant and the challenging SMEs face in AIS adoption. However, this study bridges the gap, in analyzing the important of AIS adoption to SMEs through the business owners’ perception based on their; competitive strength, longer-term strategic goals and market expansion. This research was carried out in Ilorin, Kwara State. Primary data was used as a source of data. A well-structured questionnaire based on the research questions was used to establish the effect of AIS adoption on competitive strength, longer-term strategic goals and market expansion. 60 SMEs were randomly selected in Ilorin, Kwara State. Regression and correlation analysis was used analyzed the relationship between AIS and competitive strength, longer-term strategic goals and market expansion. The result obtained shows that AIS have a positive correlation with; longer-term strategic goals (.435) which is positively significant at α=0.05, competitive strength (.272) which is positively significant at α=0.01 and market expansion (.322) which is also significant positively at α=0.05. The study concluded that the importance of AIS adoption cannot be over emphasized in any business setup and the study recommendation that: AIS could be adopted by SMEs to improve non-financial performance like longer-term strategic goals, market expansion and competitive strength.

Keywords: Accounting Information System, Competitive Strength, Longer-Term Strategic Goals, Market Expansion, SMEs

Relationship between Risk-Taking and Business Performance among Small and Medium Enterprises in Eldoret Town, Kenya (Published)

The measure of entrepreneurial activity in an organization is the level of creativity and innovation across all its operations. How intense the creative and innovative disposition is determined by the success of organizations as reflected in performance outcomes. The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between entrepreneurial intensity and performance of small and medium enterprises in Eldoret town, Kenya. Informed by the study, this paper explores the influence of risk-taking on the performance of SMEs in Eldoret town. The study adopted an ex-post facto research design. It targeted all the SMEs in Eldoret town. Systematic sampling technique was adopted to select a sample of 100 SME owners/managers to be involved in the study. The collected data was analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Descriptive statistics was presented in form of percentages, frequencies, pie charts and graphs. Pearson correlation was employed to test the hypotheses of the study. The study established that there is a strong positive correlation between risk-taking and business performance of SMEs in Eldoret town. Therefore, committing business resources to venture in uncertain and unfamiliar environments could result in increased returns and market share for the business.

Keywords: Business Performance, Eldoret Town, Kenya, Medium Enterprises, SMEs, Small, risk-taking

Factors Influencing Online Marketing Development of Small and Medium Enterprises in Dong Nai Province (Published)

Nowadays, the Internet is covering almost every corner of the places in Vietnam and it makes the transmission of information much faster. In The number of internet users is up to 80% and over 70% of internet users go to the net for information. With so much search content, the content is there, it’s really great. Besides, online marketing is a way to advertise the products and services that will save enterprises a lot of money compared to traditional marketing. Online marketing campaigns can be easily measured and evaluated to be able to draw lessons for the following campaigns. Effectiveness comes quickly (eg, enterprises hire banner ads on a reputable website. So many visitors will find out information on enterprises’ website.); and Broad range of marketing is not limited, information flow is rich, diverse in form. Customers can find the information they want anytime and anywhere, just the internet. Moreover, the research results showed that there were 300 customers who interviewed and answered about 15 questions. The Data collected from 05/07/2016 to 15/07/2017 in Dong Nai province. The researcher had analyzed Cronbach’s alpha, KMO test, the result of KMO analysis used for multiple regression analysis. The research results were processed from SPSS 20.0 software. Finally, the researchers have recommendations supporting the sustainable development of online marketing development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Dong Nai province.

Keywords: E-Commerce, Internet, Marketing and LHU, SMEs, online

Internal – External Factors Affecting the Human Resource Management of Small and Medium Enterprises in Dong Nai Province (Published)

In Vietnam, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) now are accounting for about 98% of the total number of businesses operating in the country in which the medium-sized enterprises account for only 2.2%, small business strategy and remaining 29.6% and 68.2 % is super small. But in fact, SMEs play a very important role in the national economy. SMEs are the main source of employment and income generation for laborers, helping to mobilize social resources for development investment, poverty reduction… Every year, SMEs create over one million new employees. Employing up to 51% of social workers and contributing more than 40% of GDP to the country. In addition, the research results showed that there were 250 SMEs managers who interviewed and answered about 23 questions. The Data collected from 12/06/2016 to 15/05/2017 in Dong Nai province. The researcher had analyzed Cronbach’s alpha, KMO test, the result of KMO analysis used for multiple regression analysis. The research results were processed from SPSS 20.0 software. The parameters of the model estimated by Least – Squares Method tested for the model assumption with 5% significance level. Finally, the researchers have recommendations improving the human resource management at small and medium enterprises in Dong Nai province.

Keywords: DNU and LHU., Human resource, Management, SMEs

Challenges Faced by Small and Medium Sized Enterprises during Recruitment and Selection of Employees within the Madina Metropolis in the La Nkwantan/Madina Municipality of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana (Published)

Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) contribute a greater percentage to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in ensuring economic growth, employment, income stability and poverty reduction in most developing countries like Ghana. Inspite of the critical role played by SMEs in the development of this country, most of these enterprises face challenges in the recruitment and selection practices in their bid to engage competent staff. The study examines employee recruitment and selection practices of SMEs into details with the aim of identifying their challenges and establishing best practices in recruitment and selection systems applicable and convenient for such enterprises considering their important role to the country. In order to investigate the challenges, a conceptual and theoretical framework of the study was designed. These guided the design of data collection instrument to suit the research. The study combined the use of questionnaires and semi structured interviews as methods of data collection and analysis as well as the use of secondary data through accessing publications and reports and studies made by other researchers in the study area. Simple random sampling was used in selecting the respondent for the survey. The study found out among other things that poor planning, lack of employee competencies, lack of recruitment skills, ineffective job analysis, ineffective selection methods, poor leadership, lack of good conditions of service are some of the challenges faced by the SMEs in recruitment and selection of employees.In the view of the researcher recommendations such as enhancing the recruitment and selection skills of entrepreneurs, developing good job analysis, extensive advertising and promotion, improving conditions of service and collaborating with reputable recruitment agencies to support SMEs among others would lead to cost effective recruitment and selection processes, retention of staff and the strategic engagement and management of staff to attain maximum benefit and improve profit of the SMEs.

 

Keywords: Human Resource Management, Recruitment and Selection practices, SMEs

Effect of Knowledge Management on Firm Competitiveness: Testing the Mediating Role of Innovation in the Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya (Published)

Knowledge and innovativeness are have been recognized as the main sources of competitive advantages in the economy. Small and medium-sized firms need to increase attention on knowledge management and innovativeness so as to be competitive. The study examined knowledge management, innovativeness and firm competitiveness. The study is conducted on the results based on 252 small and medium manufacturing enterprise managers in Nairobi, Kenya. The data obtained from the questionnaires were analyzed using the SPSS statistical packaged software. The study results showed that knowledge management processes influence innovativeness positively, innovativeness enhances firm competitiveness while innovativeness is a mediator between knowledge management and firm competitiveness. The study demonstrated that knowledge management and innovation should be integrated to enhance firm competitiveness. The viewpoint proposed is that knowledge management is an important element for small and medium enterprises in today’s dynamic and competitive environment.

Keywords: Firm Competitiveness, Innovativeness, Kenya, Knowledge Management, SMEs

Demystifying the Key Taxation Concepts to Improve Compliance by Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya (Published)

In Kenya, there exist small, medium (SMEs) and large enterprises but SMEs’ have been always regarded as the engines due to their immense contribution to the economy. Many reforms in taxation system in Kenya have been done to ensure that the government collects enough revenue to finance its ever increasing budget. However, taxation is still an uphill task among SMEs thus viewed to be complex and a burden. In this regard therefore, the study was guided by tax compliance theory while assessing the key taxation concepts which will increase compliance among Kenya’s SMEs. Using library research design, the study found out that SMEs in Kenya are in dire need of understanding the principal objective of taxation, taxation approaches, tax crimes and audits. However, the researcher recommends increased taxation sensitization by the main tax authority in Kenya (KRA) given the new reforms made. In addition, there is need to avail more knowledge to Kenya’s SMEs regarding factors affecting their tax compliance.

Keywords: SMEs, Tax Compliance, Tax Crimes, Tax audits, Taxation Approaches

Causes of Small Businesses’ Failure: An Exploratory Study within Jeddah’s Governorate in Saudi Arabia (Published)

This study aims to highlight some of the reasons for the failure of small businesses, such as unemployment among Saudi nationals, reliance on expatriate labor, the absence of a regulatory framework, and difficulties in the funding of some financial institutions. Thus, the objectives of the study are: to highlight the important role that small businesses represent in the Saudi economy, to find appropriate solutions for the failure of small business, to create a framework to support the small business, and find financing mechanisms for small business. To achieve the overall objective of the study, a field study was conducted with owners of small businesses within Jeddah’s governorate in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A purpose-designed questionnaire was prepared and sent to participating businessmen. The data gathered from those questionnaires was compiled and statistically analyzed using IBM SPSS Statistics® software package. After pilot testing, a questionnaire was sent to 130 businessmen with 100 completed questionnaires returned (approximately 77%). Data was analyzed by the researcher using frequencies, percentages and Chi- square calculations. The results of the study indicated that poor management, a lack of bank loans and workers training were the most important reasons for failure. The study contains five sections, section I: Introduction to the study and previous studies. Section II: The importance of small projects and the most important contemporary problems and challenges. Section III: Analysis of results of the study. Section V: Conclusions and recommendations. In light of the results of this study, the researcher provided recommendations in order to highlight the factors that lead to, either the failure or success of small businesses.

Keywords: Failure Causes, Financing, Jeddah, SMEs, small businesses

Causes of Small Businesses’ Failure: An Exploratory Study within Jeddah’s Governorate in Saudi Arabia (Published)

This study aims to highlight some of the reasons for the failure of small businesses, such as unemployment among Saudi nationals, reliance on expatriate labor, the absence of a regulatory framework, and difficulties in the funding of some financial institutions. Thus, the objectives of the study are: to highlight the important role that small businesses represent in the Saudi economy, to find appropriate solutions for the failure of small business, to create a framework to support the small business, and find financing mechanisms for small business. To achieve the overall objective of the study, a field study was conducted with owners of small businesses within Jeddah’s governorate in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A purpose-designed questionnaire was prepared and sent to participating businessmen. The data gathered from those questionnaires was compiled and statistically analyzed using IBM SPSS Statistics® software package. After pilot testing, a questionnaire was sent to 130 businessmen with 100 completed questionnaires returned (approximately 77%). Data was analyzed by the researcher using frequencies, percentages and Chi- square calculations. The results of the study indicated that poor management, a lack of bank loans and workers training were the most important reasons for failure. The study contains five sections, section I: Introduction to the study and previous studies. Section II: The importance of small projects and the most important contemporary problems and challenges. Section III: Analysis of results of the study. Section V: Conclusions and recommendations. In light of the results of this study, the researcher provided recommendations in order to highlight the factors that lead to, either the failure or success of small businesses.

Keywords: Failure Causes, Financing, Jeddah, SMEs, small businesses

Evolution and Growth of Pakistani-Owned Smes in the Area of Bedfordshire London (Published)

This paper was aimed to investigate those factors which had played an important role in strategic evolution and growth of Pakistani-owned SMEs in the area of Bedfordshire London. The objective was to discover some facts and figures about business experiences of these firms and make the finding a source of learning and development for other similar enterprises in the UK. The target population (sampling frame) was comprised over 42 firms qualifying criterion of SMEs. While applying purposive (judgement) sampling approach, a representative sample of 7 firms (out of 42 firms) with 18 respondents performing at managerial level was selected to conduct in-depth interviews. A case-based empirical investigation conducted around selected group of companies revealed that a number of factors including families and friends, qualification and experience, well thought-out business decisions, clarity of goals and objectives and dual socialization of entrepreneurs while living and working in Pakistan and the UK had played an important role in strategic evolution and growth of these companies. Analysis of the data confirms the vital importance of these factors in laying a sound foundation of these businesses to evolve and flourish in the UK’s highly competitive business environment. The findings of the study are expected to provide some practical lessons to newly built Pakistani-owned enterprises in the UK in developing and strengthening their businesses to survive, grow and succeed in the market.

Keywords: Dual socialization, EMBs, Education, Experience, Pakistan, SMEs, UK

Implications of Small and Medium Enterprises on South East Development in Nigeria (Published)

There has been a growing concern on the relationship between the output of small and medium enterprises and Igbo development in Nigeria, despite the fact that the South East government had embarked on several policies aimed at improving the growth of Nigerian economy through the contribution of small and medium enterprises output. The aim of this study is to empirically examine the relationship between small and medium enterprises output and Igbo development in South Eastern part of Nigeria. Empirical evidence from the developed and developing economies has shown that small and medium enterprises have the capacity to influence the entire socio economic development in Igbo land if it is well managed. Quantitative research design and multiple regressions were used to carry out this study. The results of the study indicates that small and medium enterprises contribute significantly to the development of Igbo land based on the magnitude and the level of significance of the coefficient and p-value. And there is significant and positive relationship between Igbo development and small and medium enterprises output. The implication of this findings is that if small and medium enterprises does not increase the size of their employment generation in Igbo land, the development of Igbo’s through small and medium enterprises will not contribute meaningfully to the growth of Nigerian economy. It is the recommendation of this study that the operators of small and medium enterprises in South East (Igbo Land) Nigeria should make maintain their level of social corporate responsibility. That there is also need to strengthen policies that will enhance rapid growth and development in Igbo land through small and medium enterprises in Nigeria

Keywords: Igbo Development, Output, SMEs, South-East, economic growth

Sociology of Technology Features of SMES’ E-Commerce (Published)

The aim of this research paper is to discover factors associated with sociology of technology and their impact on SMEs’ E-Commerce Acceptance within Jordanian context. A proposed research’s conceptual model is developed in order to investigate the relationship and influence between sociology of technology associated factors (online social interaction and online commercial interaction) through intermediary factors (Perceived Usability of EC, Perceived advantage of EC, Sentiment toward EC acceptance, EC Use intention) with the adoption of EC innovation. The data analysis was based on 400 Jordanian SMEs; also data analysis was based on multivariate statistical techniques encompassing multiple linear regression, simple linear regression, and one-way ANOVA. The study framework has been shown to be very viable and useful. The framework can be used as a tool to enable Technology innovation and adoption scholars to encourage and advising SMEs to adopt appropriate ecommerce technology to improve their business performance. Suggestions are made to improve the framework with future work to apply this framework in more SMEs. The findings from this research show that the current research framework is beneficial to both governmental and private sectors who intend to accelerate the adoption rate of electronic commerce implementations and their relevant components among SMEs in Jordan.

Keywords: Jordan, Perceived Advantage, Perceived Usability, SMEs, Sociology of Technology

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