The Social Sciences

Year: 2017
Volume: 12
Issue: 3
Page No. 489 - 494

The Factors That Differentiate High Level and Low Level of Adoption of Problem Solving Tools in Malaysia: A Discriminant Analysis

Authors : Rong Quan Low, Ahmad Suhaimi Baharudin and Seng Chee Lim


Alam, S.S., 2009. Adoption of internet in Malaysian SMEs. J. Small Bus. Enterprise Dev., 16: 240-255.
Direct Link  |  

Bartel, A.P. and F.R. Lichtenberg, 1987. The comparative advantage of educated workers in implementing new technology. Rev. Econ. Stat., 69: 1-11.
CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  

Beatty, R.C., J.P. Shim and M.C. Jones, 2001. Factors influencing corporate Web site adoption: A time-based assessment. Inform. Manage., 38: 337-354.
CrossRef  |  

Burns, R.P. and R. Burns, 2009. Business Research Methods and Statistics Using SPSS. SAGE Publications, London,.

Chau, P.Y.K. and K.Y. Tam, 2000. Organizational adoption of open systems: A technology-push, need-pull perspective. Inform. Manag., 37: 229-239.
CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  

Cooper, R.B. and R.W. Zmud, 1990. Information technology implementation research: A technological diffusion approach. Manage. Sci., 36: 123-139.
CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  

Department of Statistics, 2012. Percentage share of SMEs in manufacturing sector by sub-sectors. Department of Statistics Malaysia Official Portal, Malaysia.

Field, A., 2009. Discovering Statistics Using SPSS. 3rd Edn., Sage Publications Ltd., London, UK., ISBN: 978-1-84787-907-3, Pages: 822.

Franco, M. and H. Haase, 2010. Failure factors in small and medium-sized enterprises: Qualitative study from an attributional perspective. Int. Entrepreneurship Manage. J., 6: 503-521.
CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  

Habil, A.M.E., 2012. An application on multinomial logistic regression model. Pak. J. Stat. Oper. Res., 8: 271-291.
Direct Link  |  

Hagemeyer, C., J.K. Gershenson and D.M. Johnson, 2006. Classification and application of problem solving quality tools: A manufacturing case study. TQM Magazine, 18: 455-483.
CrossRef  |  

Hair, Jr. J.F., W.C. Black, B.J. Babin and R.E. Anderson, 2013. Multivariate Data Analysis. 7th Edn., Pearson Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ., ISBN-13: 978-1292021904, Pages: 740.

Hashim, M.K. and I. Osman, 2003. An evaluation of the business practices in Malaysian SMEs. Malaysian Manage. Rev., 38: 1-8.

Jin, Y.T., Y.T. San and S.C. Li, 2008. TRIZ: Systematic innovation towards factory operational efficiency. Proceedings of the 33rd IEEE-CPMT Symposium on International Electronic Manufacturing Technology Symposium (IEMT), November 4-6, 2008, IEEE, Malaysian, ISBN:978-1-4244-3392-6, pp: 1-4.

Jusoh, R. and J.A. Parnell, 2008. Competitive strategy and performance measurement in the Malaysian context: An exploratory study. Manage. Decis., 46: 5-31.
CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  

Kendall, J.D., L.L. Tung, K.H. Chua, C.H.D. Ng and S.M. Tan, 2001. Receptivity of Singapore's SMEs to electronic commerce adoption. J. Strategic Inform. Syst., 10: 223-242.
CrossRef  |  

Kenneth, W., M.N. Rebecca and A. Eunice, 2012. Factors affecting adoption of electronic commerce among small medium enterprises in Kenya: Survey of tour and travel firms in Nairobi. Int. J. Bus. Hum. Technol., 2: 76-91.

Kwon, T.H. and R.W. Zmud, 1987. Unifying the Fragmented Models of Information Systems Implementation. John Wiley & Sons, New York, USA.,.

Marimuthu, M., A. Omar, T. Ramayah and O. Mohamad, 2011. Readiness to adopt e-business among SMEs in Malaysia: Antecedents and consequence. Int. J. E-Adoption, 3: 1-19.
Direct Link  |  

Ning, J., Z. Chen and G. Liu, 2010. PDCA process application in the continuous improvement of software quality. Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Computer, Mechatronics, Control and Electronic Engineering (CMCE), Vol. 1, August 24-26, 2010, IEEE, Changchun, China, ISBN:978-1-4244-7957-3, pp: 61-65.

Oliveira, T. and M.F. Martins, 2011. Literature review of information technology adoption models at firm level. Electron. J. Inform. Syst. Eval., 14: 110-121.
Direct Link  |  

Pallant, J., 2005. SPSS Survival Manual: A Step by Step Guide to Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows. 2nd Edn., Open University Press, Australia,.

Rogers, E.M., 2003. Diffusion of Innovations. 5th Edn., Free Press, New York, USA., pp: 27-30.

Ross, J.E., 1999. Total Quality Management: Text, Cases and Readings. 3rd Edn., St. Lucie Press, New York.

SMECORP Malaysia, 2012. SME Masterplan 2012-2020. SME Corporation Malaysia (SME Corporation), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

SMECORP Malaysia, 2012. Welcome to SME corporation Malaysia. Corporation Malaysia (SME Corporation), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

SMECORP Malaysia, 2014. SME annual report 2013-14. SME Corporation Malaysia (SME Corporation), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Sahran, S., M. Zeinalnezhad and M. Mukhtar, 2010. Quality management in small and medium enterprises: Experiences from a developing country. Int. Rev. Bus. Res. Pap., 6: 164-173.
Direct Link  |  

Sekaran, U., 2009. Research Methods for Business: A Skill Building Approach. 4th Edn., Wiley India (P.) Ltd., India, pp: 464.

Starbuck, W.H., 1976. Organization and their Environments. Rand McNally Publisher, Chicago, Illinois,.

Sultan, F. and L. Chan, 2000. The adoption of new technology: The case of object-oriented computing in software companies. IEEE. Transac. Eng. Manage., 47: 106-126.
CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  

Tan, M. and T.S.H. Teo, 2000. Factors influencing the adoption of internet banking. J. Assoc. Inform. Syst., 1: 1-44.
Direct Link  |  

Thia, C.W., K.H. Chai, J. Bauly and Y. Xin, 2005. An exploratory study of the use of quality tools and techniques in product development. TQM. Mag., 17: 406-424.
Direct Link  |  

Tornatzky, L.G., M. Fleischer and A.K. Chakrabarti, 1990. The Processes of Technological Innovation. Lexington Books, Lexington, MA., USA.

Ungan, M., 2004. Factors affecting the adoption of manufacturing best practices. Benchmarking Int. J., 11: 504-520.
Direct Link  |  

Yeoh, T.S., T.J. Yeoh and C.L. Song, 2009. Theory of Inventive Problem Solving TRIZ: Systematic Innovation in Manufacturing. Firstfruits Publishing, Malaysia, ISBN-13: 9789838040266, Pages: 180.

Yusof, S.M., 2003. Total Quality Management (TQM) Advancement and Critical Success Factors for Implementation in Manufacturing Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SMEs). University of Technology Malaysia, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia,.

Zhichun, Q. and X. Yuejun, 2011. Quality improvement of wall energy conservation project based on PDCA cycle. Proceedings of the International Conference on Electric Technology and Civil Engineering (ICETCE), April 22-24, 2011, IEEE, Xuzhou, China, ISBN:978-1-4577-0289-1, pp: 1416-1419.

Zhu, K., S. Dong, S.X. Xu and K.L. Kraemer, 2006. Innovation diffusion in global contexts: Determinants of post-adoption digital transformation of European companies. Eur. J. Inform. Syst., 15: 601-616.
CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  

Design and power by Medwell Web Development Team. © Medwell Publishing 2022 All Rights Reserved