AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION OF E-PROCUREMENT ADOPTION IN MALAYSIA: THE CASE OF SMES IN SABAH
The introduction of e-procurement in Malaysia is timely and significant for both to the suppliers and government. More importantly, it is more transparent, efficient, and would certainly improve governance. Unfortunately, to promote greater participation and acceptance by suppliers, many businesses are still neglecting these technologies and still relying on traditional procurement when it comes to the purchasing of indirect goods. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate the e-procurement adoption in Malaysia, specifically the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operated in Sabah. This study will fill the gaps by focusing on the adoption factors of e-procurement using organisational perspective model. The outcome of this study generates relevant information for both suppliers and government in recognising the e-procurement adoption factors, as well as enabling the organisation to highlight the most practical and significant factors in e-procurement implementation.