Analysing the adoption of Malaysian Standards (MS) on SME performances: the mediating effects of innovation adoption factors

Haslinda Musa, Fadhlur Rahim Azmi, Fararishah Abdul Khalid, Ahmad Rozelan Yunus

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Abstract

This study aims to explore the adoption of Malaysian Standards (MS) on SMEs performances and is mediated by characteristics of MS, characteristics of SMEs and external factors. This study was conducted using questionnaires distributed to 300 SMEs in various sectors. The statistical analysis utilized Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS). A multiple mediation model enabled us to investigate the specific indirect and direct effect of each mediator. Results showed that the proposed MS factors were significant in impacting SME performance. The results also showed that characteristics of MS, characteristics of SME, and external factors are positively associated with SME performance. The results imply that adoption of MS may increase SMEs performance through mediating factors. The study shed new light on SMEs performance through this adoption. The results also have implications for practitioners and academics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 8-10, 2016
Place of PublicationMalaysia
PublisherIEOM Society
Pages976-984
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780985549749
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management - JW Marriot Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 8 Mar 201610 Mar 2016
Conference number: 6th
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Publication series

NameIEOM Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)2169-8767

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Abbreviated titleIEOM 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period8/03/1610/03/16
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Keywords

  • Characteristic of MS
  • Characteristic of SME
  • External factors
  • Malaysian standards (MS)
  • Mediating effect
  • SMEs performance

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