Framework of Malaysian knowledge society

Results from dual data approach

Norsiah Abdul Hamid, Halimah Badioze Zaman

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This paper outlines the research conducted to propose a framework of 'Knowledge Society' (KS) in the Malaysian context. It is important to highlight that the emergence of KS is a result of the rapid growth in knowledge and information. However, the discussion of KS should not only be limited to the importance of knowledge, but a holistic KS is also determined by other imperative dimensions. This article discusses the results of a study conducted previously in Malaysia in order to identify the essential dimensions of KS, and consequently propose a KS framework in the Malaysian context. Two methods were employed, namely the Delphi technique and semi-structured interviews. The modified Delphi involved five rounds with ten experts, while the interviews were conducted with two prominent figures in Malaysia. The results support the proposed framework which contains seven major dimensions in order for Malaysia to become a KS in the future. The dimensions which are crucial for a holistic Malaysian KS are human capital, spirituality, economy, social, institutional, sustainability, and driven by the ICT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-347
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Volume58
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

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Keywords

  • Delphi Technique
  • Framework
  • Interview
  • Knowledge Society
  • Malaysia

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Framework of Malaysian knowledge society : Results from dual data approach. / Hamid, Norsiah Abdul; Badioze Zaman, Halimah.

In: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 58, 10.2009, p. 343-347.

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