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Table 11 Comparison of ranking of motivators for IoT application development and deployment for SMEs and LEs based on selection frequency

From: Empirical study on innovation motivators and inhibitors of Internet of Things applications for industrial manufacturing enterprises

SMEs   N=60 55% LEs   N=49 45% Compared   
Rank Motivator ID # selections % of N Rank Motivator ID # selections % of N Delta % Chi-square (1, N=109) Significance
6th m1 17 28% 8th m1 11 22% − 6% 0.489  
3rd m2 29 48% 1st m2 38 78% 29% 9.722 **
4th m3 27 45% 3rd m3 32 65% 20% 4.479 *
1st m4 40 67% 5th m4 25 51% − 16% 2.743  
7th m5 16 27% 6th m5 13 27% 0% 0.000  
2nd m6 39 65% 2nd m6 36 73% 8% 0.901  
5th m7 19 32% 4th m7 28 57% 25% 7.138 **
8th m8 15 25% 7th m8 12 24% − 1% 0.004  
9th mOT 8 13% 9th mOT 3 6% − 7% 1.546