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A study on organizational culture, performance, and technological adoption behaviours of Malaysian food-processing SMEs

Abd Rahman, Azmawani and Kamarulzaman, Nitty Hirawaty and Sambasivan, Murali (2013) A study on organizational culture, performance, and technological adoption behaviours of Malaysian food-processing SMEs. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 21 (spec. June). pp. 231-256. ISSN 0128-7702; ESSN: 2231-8534

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Abstract

The present study focuses on the technological adoption behaviour of Malaysian food-processing SMEs that have the intention to adopt advanced technology for their manufacturing operation, but yet to adopt it. In particular, it investigates the relationship between organizational culture and firm performance as well as the relationship between firm performance and technological adoption behaviour. As these firms have yet to adopt advanced technology, the present study investigates their technological adoption behaviour in terms of perception on benefits and obstacles towards the technology adoption. Based on the data collected through a questionnaire survey, it was found that some organizational culture (specifically, group culture, and rationale culture) enhanced performance, while others did not. Meanwhile, performing firms are more favourable in terms of their technology adoption behaviour compared to the less-performing firms. Performing firms perceived more benefits and fewer obstacles related to knowledge and people compared to the less-performing firms. The study offers implications for both theory and practice.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Technology adoption; Culture; Performance; Food processing industry; Malaysia
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Economics and Management
Halal Products Research Institute
Publisher:Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
ID Code:28340
Deposited By: Nabilah Mustapa
Deposited On:30 Apr 2015 11:07
Last Modified:18 Sep 2015 21:30

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