Barriers of Digitalizing the Business Process among Yemeni Enterprises: Empirical Investigation

Authors

  • Mugaahed Abdu Kaid Saleh Department of Management Studies and Research, Kuvempu University, Shimoga, Karnataka, India
  • Manjunath K. R. Associate Professor and Research Supervisor, Department of Management Studies and Research, Kuvempu, India

Abstract

This study aims to gain a perspective on the barriers faced by small and medium enterprises in Yemen in terms of adopting digitalization in their business process. With the help of data of 330 enterprises, the results indicate the severity of the environmental barriers among enterprises (Mean = 4.26, S.D. = 0.732), followed by operational barriers (Mean = 3.76, S.D. = 0.994), technical barriers (Mean = 3.54, S.D. = 1.04) and finally economic barriers (Mean = 3.51, S.D. = 1.13), while individual barriers are not found effective barriers (Mean = 2.27, S.D. = 0.7.38). Further, the proposed model to measure these barriers is found fit (χ2/df = 3.63, GFI = 0.993, AGFI =0.988, CFI = 0.994, RMSEA = 0.08, RMSR = 0.07). The study suggests providing official support, training programs to SMEs owners and managers. It adds to the scant literature related to least developed economies.

Keywords:

Digitalization, Enterprises, SMEs, Digital Transformation, Yemen

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Published

2021-07-01

How to Cite

Mugaahed Abdu Kaid Saleh, & Manjunath K. R. (2021). Barriers of Digitalizing the Business Process among Yemeni Enterprises: Empirical Investigation. International Journal of Management and Human Science (IJMHS), 5(3), 32-52. Retrieved from https://ejournal.lucp.net/index.php/ijmhs/article/view/1523