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Entrepreneurial orientation, knowledge management, dynamic capabilities towards e-commerce adoption of SMEs in Indonesia

Muhammad Dharma Tuah Putra Nasution (Faculty of Social Sciences, Universitas Pembangunan Panca Budi, Medan, Indonesia)
Ahmad Rafiki (Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Medan Area, Medan, Indonesia)
Adelina Lubis (Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Medan Area, Medan, Indonesia)
Yossie Rossanty (Faculty of Social Sciences, Universitas Pembangunan Panca Budi, Medan, Indonesia)

Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management

ISSN: 2053-4620

Article publication date: 26 January 2021

Issue publication date: 10 June 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the dimensions of entrepreneurial orientation (EO), knowledge management process (KMP) and dynamic capability (DC) toward the adoption of electronic commerce (e-commerce) of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in North Sumatera.

Design/methodology/approach

This study used a quantitative methodology using Smart PLS of structural equation model. A survey is done by distributing the questionnaires to the respondents (owner-managers) of SMEs across sectors. Using a convenient sampling technique, 131 respondents were selected. Using a cross-sectional survey design, 11 hypotheses were tested.

Findings

It is found that both innovativeness and proactiveness of EO have a significant relationship with e-commerce adoption (EA), while the risk-taking of EO is found as insignificant. Both risk-taking and proactiveness of EO are significantly related to KMP, but innovation of EO is found to be insignificant. Moreover, KMP significantly mediates the relationship between risk-taking and proactiveness of EO and EA, while KMP insignificantly mediates the relationship between innovativeness of EO and EA. Finally, it is found that DC has a significant relationship in EA.

Originality/value

By using the resource based-theory, the study on the decision of EA by SMEs is conducted which focuses on a number of internal and external factors influencing the adoption decision. This differs from other studies using theories of the technological, organizational and environmental, theory of acceptance and use of technology, theory of planned behavior, theory of reasoned action and others which emphasized on the implementation and usage of EA.

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Citation

Nasution, M.D.T.P., Rafiki, A., Lubis, A. and Rossanty, Y. (2021), "Entrepreneurial orientation, knowledge management, dynamic capabilities towards e-commerce adoption of SMEs in Indonesia", Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 256-282. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSTPM-03-2020-0060

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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