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dc.contributor.authorDubihlela, Job
dc.contributor.authorGrobler, Wynand C.J.
dc.identifier.citationDubihlela, J.O.B. & Grobler, W.C.J. 2013. E-retailing adoption and innovativeness, implementation capacity and business performance of SMEs. Studia Universitatis Babes–bolyai. Serie: Oeconomica, 58(2):72-85. []en_US
dc.description.abstractResearch on e-retailing in the context of developing countries such as South Africa has remained scarce. In order to fill this gap, the current study is done to explore the relationship of e-retailing adoption, e-retail implementation, e-retail innovativeness, brand recognition and impact on business performance, particularly in this growing South African economic sub-sector. Five hypotheses were posited in this study and in order to test these hypotheses a sample of 273 was used. The findings in this study showed that, e-retailing adoption, mediated by e-retail implementation and innovativeness positively influences brand recognition and consequently business performance in a significant way. Management implications and limitations of the findings are discussed and future research directions proposed. The paper also suggests measures designed to create an enabling and nurturing environment that promotes and accelerates e-retailing adoption within the SMEsen_US
dc.publisherBabes-Bolyai University of Cluj Napocaen_US
dc.subjectRetail innovativeness
dc.subjectBusiness performance
dc.subjectSouth Africa
dc.titleE-retailing adoption and innovativeness, implementation capacity and business performance ofen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10066888 - Grobler, Wynand Carel Johannes

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