Original Research

External dynamic exasperations on the adoption of enterprise application architecture for supply chain management

Kingston X.T. Lamola
Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management | Vol 17 | a883 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jtscm.v17i0.883 | © 2023 Kingston X.T. Lamola | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 December 2022 | Published: 27 November 2023

About the author(s)

Kingston X.T. Lamola, Department of Business Management, Faculty of Management and Law, University of Limpopo, Polokwane, South Africa


Background: Given the effervescent nature of external dynamic exasperations (EDEs) and uncertainties, this article enterprise application architecture (EAA) evaluates the probable effect on actual adoption of enterprise application architecture for supply chain management (SCM). Actual adoption (AA) of EAA is a major need for small and medium, hence the legal frameworks are there to ensure compliance on complex legal and regulatory constraints, a lack of external financing, low technological capacity, relative advantage, hardware systems and software systems compatibility.

Objective: The central objective of this article is to establish whether EDEs affect the AA of EAA for SCM in SMEs, as well as supply chain success factors with five models used to identify the statistics gaps, which could be constructive for descriptive and correlational research studies.

Method: A quantitative approach under correlational research is considered to investigate the relationships between variables without interventions and manipulations from the researcher.

Results: To increase the reliability of measures, each variable was tested for data reliability and validity through Cronbach’s alpha and Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, chronologically. The results indicate that EDEs have a direct impact on the AA of EAA as encrypted in Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Pearson’s coefficient and linear regression.

Conclusion: The study revealed that EDEs have positive impact on the AA of EAA.

Contribution: Consequently, this study makes a prominent contribution to research on the benefits of AA of EAA by signifying the effectuation theory by maintaining control on possibilities with foreseeable outcomes; then EDEs will be history.


effectuation theory; enterprise application architecture; external dynamic exasperations; hardware systems compatibility; supply chain management; software systems compatibility.

JEL Codes

L86: Information and Internet Services • Computer Software

Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure


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