Advanced Manufacturing Technology Adoption In SMEs: An Integrative Model


  • Mirmahdi Darbanhosseiniamirkhiz International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Wan Khairuzzaman Wan Ismail International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia



Advanced manufacturing technologies, small- and medium-sized enterprises, Integrative Model, Manufacturing strategy


The objective of this study is to assess the critical factors which influence adoption of  Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMTs) and identify hurdles and barriers which prevent small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from accomplishing the desired goals of AMTs utilization. The proposed framework has synthesized previous studies and integrated related studies through conducting a comprehensive literature review. This paper is a theoretical construction that synthesizes previous studies, and centers on three context (Environmental, Organizational, and Technological) which influence  adoption of AMTs. This model can provide managers with practical solutions through granting in-depth understanding of whole internal, external, and technological environments, and awarding empirical insight into overcoming barriers to the adoption and implementation of AMT and other process innovations in manufacturing organizations.


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Author Biographies

Mirmahdi Darbanhosseiniamirkhiz, International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Mirmahdi Darbanhosseiniamirkhiz is a final year MBA student at International Business School (IBS), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. His current research focuses are on the Technology & Innovation Management/Adoption.

Wan Khairuzzaman Wan Ismail, International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Dr. Wan Khairuzzaman Wan Ismail is an Associate Professor at at International Business School (IBS), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, where he is also the Deputy Dean of the International Business School. 


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Darbanhosseiniamirkhiz, M., & Wan Ismail, W. K. (2012). Advanced Manufacturing Technology Adoption In SMEs: An Integrative Model. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 7(4), 112–120.



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