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Adoption of Computer-Aided Technology (CAx) in Textile and Apparel Industries

Mekonnen Wagaw. Published in Information Systems

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication: 2017
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Mekonnen Wagaw
10.5120/ijais2017451655
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  1. Mekonnen Wagaw. Adoption of Computer-Aided Technology (CAx) in Textile and Apparel Industries. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 11(11):35-42, March 2017. URL, DOI BibTeX

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    	title = "Adoption of Computer-Aided Technology (CAx) in Textile and Apparel Industries",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	issue_date = "March 2017",
    	volume = 11,
    	number = 11,
    	month = "Mar",
    	year = 2017,
    	issn = "2249-0868",
    	pages = "35-42",
    	url = "http://www.ijais.org/archives/volume11/number11/971-2017451655",
    	doi = "10.5120/ijais2017451655",
    	publisher = "Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA",
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Abstract

The extended nature of industrial operations demanded the integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) and computer aided technology (CAx) in industrial processes. Although there are 130 textile and apparel industries in Ethiopia, the adoption of such technology is limited. Hence, this research studied factors affecting CAx adoption through the extension of the technology acceptance model of Davis (1989) by adding perceived competitive advantage, cost effectiveness, and perceived security. The finding revealed that perceived ease of use, perceived service, perceived competitive advantage, cost effectiveness, perceived security and perceived usefulness are significant predictors of intention to use CAx in textile and apparel industries.

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Keywords

Technology Adoption, Technology Acceptance, ICT Adoption, ICT in industries, CAx