Factors affecting the e-business adoption among the home-based businesses (HBBs) in Malaysia

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Research in e-Business has been growing tremendously covering all related aspects such as adoption issues, e-Business models, strategies, etc. This research aims to explore the potential of adopting e-Business for a micro size business operating from home called home-based businesses (HBBs). In Malaysia, the HBB industry started many years ago and were mostly monopolized by women or housewives managed as a part-time job to support their family economy. Today, things have changed. The availability of the Internet technology and the emergence of e-Business concept promote the evolution of HBBs, which have been adopted as another alternative as a professional career for women without neglecting their family needs especially the children. Although this study is confined to a limited sample size and within geographical biasness, the findings show that it concurs with previous large scale studies. In this study, both qualitative and quantitative methods were used and data were gathered using triangulation methods via interview, direct observation, document analysis and survey questionnaires. This paper discusses the literature review, research methods and findings pertaining to e-Business adoption factors that influence the HBBs in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1250-1254
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Volume66
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2010

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