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Human resource development for IT and technology adoption in the industrial sector

Siraj, Fadzilah and Hasan, Md Rajib and Ali, Juhary (2013) Human resource development for IT and technology adoption in the industrial sector. International Journal of Computer Applications, 82 (10). pp. 30-36. ISSN 0975 - 8887

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This paper is based on a research study to assess the development of the human resources based on the application of information technology in the industrial sector in Malaysia.This is a field study on the form of a survey research using a random sample of organizations representing the industrial and government sectors in Malaysia.A total of 1000 firms was selected in which questionnaires were sent, and 120 usable returns were received representing a 12% response.The distribution as the sample suggests a high concentration within the ICT industry and high-technology industry in the central and northern regions of Malaysia. Results of the study showed a moderate number of employees using IT were present in the organizations with more than half of the sample reported having employees with IT skills.There is also a low degree of technology and IT adoption among the sample with only half invested in technology and/or IT.This can be seen as a motivating factor towards encouraging more organizations to adopt IT and changing the way employees perform their business activities moving towards achieving the long-term competitiveness in the knowledge economy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge Worker, IT Adoption, IT Skill, IT Training, High Technology.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Prof Madya Fadzilah Siraj
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2014 07:59
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2014 07:59
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/10523

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