A Principal Component Analysis to Identify the Green IT Factors that Impact ERP Adoption in Indian Small and Medium Enterprises

European Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 559-582, March 2013

24 Pages Posted: 28 Apr 2013

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Vijayakumar Bharathi

Symbiosis International University - Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT)

Ramakrishnan Raman

SIBM, Pune - SIU

Dhanya Pramod

Symbiosis International University - Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology

Date Written: March 1, 2013

Abstract

This paper identifies and explains the impact of certain predetermined Green IT factors in each of the five ERP adoption phases namely Planning, Acquisition, Implementation, Usage & Percolation and Extension for small and Medium Enterprises (SME) during an ERP investment decision. This exploratory study identified thirty four critical factors with relevance to Green IT practices throughout the five decision phases, tested on a sample of forty nine SMEs operating in the Auto-Component Cluster in Pune, India. The responses from SMEs indicate their interest in adopting Green IT practices during ERP adoption. Based on the principal component analysis and interpretation of results from all these five phases, twelve principal components emerged. This componentized set will be a good useful reference for decision-makers of SMEs to identify, anticipate and analyze the relevance of Green IT in ERP adoption for their organizations.

Keywords: Green IT, ERP adoption, SME, Planning, Acquisition, Implementation, Usage & Percolation and Extension

Suggested Citation

Bharathi, Vijayakumar and Raman, Ramakrishnan and Pramod, Dhanya, A Principal Component Analysis to Identify the Green IT Factors that Impact ERP Adoption in Indian Small and Medium Enterprises (March 1, 2013). European Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 559-582, March 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2257119

Vijayakumar Bharathi (Contact Author)

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Ramakrishnan Raman

SIBM, Pune - SIU ( email )

Symbiosis Knowledge Village
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Pune, Maharashtra 411042
India

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Dhanya Pramod

Symbiosis International University - Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology ( email )

Hinjewadi
Pune, MA 411027
India

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