The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 11
Page No. 2856 - 2863

Drop-Shipping Supply Chain: The Characteristics of SMES Towards Adopting it

Authors : Haslinda Binti Musa, Mohd Syafiq Bin Md. Taib, Shirly Chung Hsian Li, Juhaini Jabar and Fararishah Abdul Khalid

Abstract: Malaysian Small Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) have always been the largest provider to the economic development of the country. However, limited studies have been conducted within the field of drop-shipping supply chain. Therefore, the main aim of this study was to provide insights into Malaysian small-medium enterprises’ characteristics which influenced the adoption of drop-shipping supply chain into their management. Data were collected through questionnaires from several business sectors of SME located in all over Malaysia. The findings specify that there was a highly positive correlation between the variables: organizational structure, organization strategy and firm’s strategy towards the adoption of drop-shipping supply chain. The significant findings of this study showed that characteristics of SMEs highly contributed to the adoption level of drop-shipping. Hence, the outcomes of this study support the proposed framework and confirm that they indeed contribute to the adoption of drop-shipping supply chain by the SME.

How to cite this article:

Haslinda Binti Musa, Mohd Syafiq Bin Md. Taib, Shirly Chung Hsian Li, Juhaini Jabar and Fararishah Abdul Khalid, 2016. Drop-Shipping Supply Chain: The Characteristics of SMES Towards Adopting it. The Social Sciences, 11: 2856-2863.

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