Drop-shipping supply chain: the characteristics of SMES towards adopting it

Haslinda Binti Musa, Mohd Syafiq Bin Md Taib, Shirly Chung Hsian Li, Juhaini Jabar, Fararishah Abdul Khalid

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Abstract

Malaysian Small Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) have always been the largest provider to the economic development of the country. However, limited studies have been conducted within the field of drop-shipping supply chain. Therefore, the main aim of this study was to provide insights into Malaysian small-medium enterprises' characteristics which influenced the adoption of drop-shipping supply chain into their management. Data were collected through questionnaires from several business sectors of SME located in all over Malaysia. The findings specify that there was a highly positive correlation between the variables: organizational structure, organization strategy and firm's strategy towards the adoption of drop-shipping supply chain. The significant findings of this study showed that characteristics of SMEs highly contributed to the adoption level of drop-shipping. Hence, the outcomes of this study support the proposed framework and confirm that they indeed contribute to the adoption of drop-shipping supply chain by the SME.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2856-2863
Number of pages8
JournalThe Social Sciences
Volume11
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Drop-shipping
  • Small-medmm enterprises
  • Strategy
  • Supply chain
  • Sustainable innovation

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Musa, Haslinda Binti ; Taib, Mohd Syafiq Bin Md ; Li, Shirly Chung Hsian ; Jabar, Juhaini ; Khalid, Fararishah Abdul. / Drop-shipping supply chain : the characteristics of SMES towards adopting it. In: The Social Sciences. 2016 ; Vol. 11, No. 11. pp. 2856-2863.
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Drop-shipping supply chain : the characteristics of SMES towards adopting it. / Musa, Haslinda Binti; Taib, Mohd Syafiq Bin Md; Li, Shirly Chung Hsian; Jabar, Juhaini; Khalid, Fararishah Abdul.

In: The Social Sciences, Vol. 11, No. 11, 2016, p. 2856-2863.

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