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Adoption of Sustainable Technology in the Malaysian SMEs Sector: Does the Role of Government Matter?

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Faculty of Art and Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam 40450, Malaysia
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Canberra Business School, University of Canberra, Bruce, ACT 2617, Australia
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Information 2020, 11(4), 215; https://doi.org/10.3390/info11040215
Received: 13 January 2020 / Revised: 2 April 2020 / Accepted: 10 April 2020 / Published: 16 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Information and Communications Technology)
This paper looks at the role of government as a novel dimension in the adoption of sustainable technology by small and medium enterprises (SME) in Malaysia. This determinant stems from the fact that, in many transitional economies, private sector organizations encounter resource constraints as a barrier to innovation adoption. This is especially the case with sustainable technology incorporated into business operations. Therefore, third party intervention into the adoption process becomes inevitable and it is considered to make the adoption process more effective. A government has both the power and resources to play a pivotal role in the adoption of sustainable technology. Given this state of affairs, this study examines the government’s role as a critical factor in achieving smooth and efficient adoption. The theory of reasoned action (TRA) serves as the theoretical underpinning of this study. The data were collected from a sample of 263 SMEs in Malaysia. Partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) was used to analyze the data. It was found that government policies and subsidies are critical in encouraging the adoption of sustainable technology in Malaysia. This paper discusses the implications for government-driven adoption of sustainable technology, identifies the limitations of the analysis, and avenues of future research in this very relevant and expanding field. View Full-Text
Keywords: governmental policy; governmental support; governmental subsidies; sustainable technology; organizational attitude; organizational ethics; adoption behavior governmental policy; governmental support; governmental subsidies; sustainable technology; organizational attitude; organizational ethics; adoption behavior
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Bakar, M.F.A.; Talukder, M.; Quazi, A.; Khan, I. Adoption of Sustainable Technology in the Malaysian SMEs Sector: Does the Role of Government Matter? Information 2020, 11, 215. https://doi.org/10.3390/info11040215

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Bakar MFA, Talukder M, Quazi A, Khan I. Adoption of Sustainable Technology in the Malaysian SMEs Sector: Does the Role of Government Matter? Information. 2020; 11(4):215. https://doi.org/10.3390/info11040215

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Bakar, Muhammad F.A., Majharul Talukder, Ali Quazi, and Irfanuzzaman Khan. 2020. "Adoption of Sustainable Technology in the Malaysian SMEs Sector: Does the Role of Government Matter?" Information 11, no. 4: 215. https://doi.org/10.3390/info11040215

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