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Role of Organisational Factors on E-Procurement Adoption Decisions by Medium Scale Industries in Tamilnadu


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1 School of Management Studies, Christ College of Engineering and Technology, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Management Studies, Pondicherry University, India
     

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Procurement is a largely data-driven function. It needs real-time visibility and an easy way of maintaining and managing a large volume of procurement data. Hence it is necessary to have a real-time procurement system (e-procurement). So, it is essential for any organisation to adopt e-procurement. There are many factors that affect the decisions of adoption of e-procurement. One such factor is organisational factors. This research empirically tests the role of organisational factors on e-procurement adoption decisions. Empirical survey of 432 samples was collected from the production executives of medium scale industries in the Tamilnadu using structured questionnaire. K-mean cluster analysis was performed to segment the medium scale industries into three groups: High, Moderate and Low influence of organisational factors on adoption decisions by industries. Among the organisational factors considered for this study, top management support plays a vital role in adoption of e-procurement. Results indicate that there is a moderate influence of organisational factors on adoption decisions by medium scale industries.

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E-Procurement, Adoption Decisions, Role of Organisational Factors, Medium Scale Industries.
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Authors

G. Bala Sendhil Kumar
School of Management Studies, Christ College of Engineering and Technology, Puducherry, India
R. Kasilingam
Department of Management Studies, Pondicherry University, India

Abstract


Procurement is a largely data-driven function. It needs real-time visibility and an easy way of maintaining and managing a large volume of procurement data. Hence it is necessary to have a real-time procurement system (e-procurement). So, it is essential for any organisation to adopt e-procurement. There are many factors that affect the decisions of adoption of e-procurement. One such factor is organisational factors. This research empirically tests the role of organisational factors on e-procurement adoption decisions. Empirical survey of 432 samples was collected from the production executives of medium scale industries in the Tamilnadu using structured questionnaire. K-mean cluster analysis was performed to segment the medium scale industries into three groups: High, Moderate and Low influence of organisational factors on adoption decisions by industries. Among the organisational factors considered for this study, top management support plays a vital role in adoption of e-procurement. Results indicate that there is a moderate influence of organisational factors on adoption decisions by medium scale industries.

Keywords


E-Procurement, Adoption Decisions, Role of Organisational Factors, Medium Scale Industries.

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