Diagnosing an ongoing information technology transfer process: An approach based on ANT

Hasmiah Kasimin, Huda Ibrahim, Mohammed Bin Yusoff

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    Abstract

    This paper discusses the need for a framework to diagnose the ongoing Information Technology (IT) transfer process in a developing country, namely, Malaysia. A framework called Network Information Technology Transfer (NITT), which makes use of Actor-Network Theory (ANT) and IT transfer life cycle, is proposed. The framework views technology transfer as a translation process. The paper also discusses the application of NITT in a case study of smart-card technology transfer in Malaysia. Based on the experiences in the case study, NITT is found useful for diagnosing the root of the problems that causes delays in the transfer of technology and for monitoring the progress of the transfer process. Recommendations based on the analysis using NITT take into account the local situation in terms of actors involved in the process, the organisational structure and the organisational culture that characterised interrelationships between actors.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)47-63
    Number of pages17
    JournalInternational Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations
    Volume6
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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    Technology transfer
    Circuit theory
    Information technology
    Smart cards
    Actor-network theory
    Transfer process
    Electric network analysis
    Developing countries
    Life cycle
    Monitoring

    Keywords

    • Actor-network theory
    • ANT
    • Diagnosing technology transfer
    • Information technology transfer
    • Information technology transfer framework
    • Translation analysis

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Strategy and Management
    • Information Systems and Management

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    Diagnosing an ongoing information technology transfer process : An approach based on ANT. / Kasimin, Hasmiah; Ibrahim, Huda; Yusoff, Mohammed Bin.

    In: International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2009, p. 47-63.

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