Question 2: Inhibitors Of EA Strategy Adoption

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Category 2: Inhibitors of EA Strategy adoption Sub question 2: What are the factors that could influence the adoption of EA strategy in SMMEs? It is evident that there still a long way to go between EA and SMEs. Developing architectures can be a difficult task even for large business, but SMMEs find it more challenging. The interview results indicate that training; IT skills and support from management are aspects that could influence the adoption of EA in the small business environments. SMMEs are related to their specific characteristics, constraints and resource shortages. SMMEs participants have acknowledged that limited number of trained and experienced people within their organization causes the small team of managers to be responsible for many tasks and perform a central role in their decision making process (Dehbokry &Chew, 2015). Furthermore, Collins…show more content…
Efficiency and effectiveness that results in productivity and competitiveness is very important for SMMEs and more important for its high rate of employment. An exploration study by Menchaca (2014) indicates that seven out of ten jobs are being generated by small businesses. For that reason, it is significant to analyse and implement new strategies that can offer SMMEs great advantage into its production capacities and assist into becoming more competitive. However, small businesses are not aware of EA strategy therefore they don’t understand how it can be integrated within the business processes to assist them in gaining competitive advantage. Drawing from that, interview results indicated that EA training in small business, fostering EA education in higher education, government and management support for the successful adoption of EA and strengthening SMMEs market positioning can help achieve improved organizational climate and subsequently productivity of the entire

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