Factors Affecting Intention to Adopt Open Source ERP Systems by SMEs in Yemen

Ghallab, Abdullatif, Almuzaiqer, Ali, Al-Hashedi, Abdullah, Mohsen, Abdulqader, Bechkoum, Kamal ORCID: 0000-0001-5857-2763 and Aljedaani, Wajdi (2021) Factors Affecting Intention to Adopt Open Source ERP Systems by SMEs in Yemen. In: 2021 International Conference on Intelligent Technology, System and Service for Internet of Everything (ITSS-IoE). IEEE Xplore, pp. 1-7. ISBN 9781665433068

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Abstract

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are significant contributors to countries' economic activities. SMEs need to use enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to increase revenue and productivity. Due to the high licensing costs of these systems, open source ERP (OSERP) could be an alternative solution to this problem. This study investigates the factors affecting the intention to adopt the OSERP system by SMEs in Yemen using the Technology-Organization-Environment (TOE) Framework and The Diffusion of Innovation (DOI) Theory. Using a questionnaire, data were collected from a sample of 600 subjects. The model was validated empirically using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The results show that relative advantage, compatibility, trialability, observability, ICT infrastructure, IT skills, top management support, cost-saving, competitive pressure, vendor support, and regulatory support positively influence the intention to adopt OSERP. In contrast, complexity has a negative impact on the intention to adopt. However, security and organizational culture have no significant influence on SMEs' intention to adopt OSERP in Yemen.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Open Source; Enterprise Resource Planning; Yemen; Adoption; Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Gloucestershire Business School
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Kate Greenaway
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2022 12:06
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 12:15
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/10772

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