Managing multi-organizational interaction issues: A case study of information technology transfer in public sector of Malaysia

Hasmiah Kasimin, Huda Ibrahim

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Abstract

In Malaysia, major information technology transfers in public sector agencies are usually due to policy implementation. This policy-led technology transfer involves central government directives to the implementation agencies. The technology transfer process usually not only involves multi-organizations that consist of many public agencies and private sector organizations but also involved many phases. Each organization plays certain roles and contributes to the achievement of the technology transfer objectives. Each phase serves a different purpose and each role during each phase has different requirements. Coordinating and encouraging the multiple organization participation in each phase is complex and a challenge that may at least result in project delays or technological decision-making that based on non-technical considerations. In such a case, understanding and managing interactions between stakeholders are important in designing activities and strategies for effective technology transfer process suitable to local environment. This is especially true for technology that requires further development to adapt with local environment. This paper explores this issue in a case study of XYZ technology transfer in a Malaysian public agency. We make use an approach based on actor-network theory and the concepts of technology transfer stages. We found that ignoring issues emerged from interactions between stakeholders will not only delay the transfer process but will also render the project's original objectives as not fully achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActor-Network Theory and Technology Innovation: Advancements and New Concepts
PublisherIGI Global
Pages192-206
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781609601973
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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technology transfer
Malaysia
public sector
information technology
interaction
stakeholder
organization
actor-network-theory
policy implementation
role play
private sector
decision making
participation

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Kasimin, H., & Ibrahim, H. (2010). Managing multi-organizational interaction issues: A case study of information technology transfer in public sector of Malaysia. In Actor-Network Theory and Technology Innovation: Advancements and New Concepts (pp. 192-206). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60960-197-3.ch013

Managing multi-organizational interaction issues : A case study of information technology transfer in public sector of Malaysia. / Kasimin, Hasmiah; Ibrahim, Huda.

Actor-Network Theory and Technology Innovation: Advancements and New Concepts. IGI Global, 2010. p. 192-206.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Kasimin, H & Ibrahim, H 2010, Managing multi-organizational interaction issues: A case study of information technology transfer in public sector of Malaysia. in Actor-Network Theory and Technology Innovation: Advancements and New Concepts. IGI Global, pp. 192-206. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60960-197-3.ch013
Kasimin H, Ibrahim H. Managing multi-organizational interaction issues: A case study of information technology transfer in public sector of Malaysia. In Actor-Network Theory and Technology Innovation: Advancements and New Concepts. IGI Global. 2010. p. 192-206 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60960-197-3.ch013
Kasimin, Hasmiah ; Ibrahim, Huda. / Managing multi-organizational interaction issues : A case study of information technology transfer in public sector of Malaysia. Actor-Network Theory and Technology Innovation: Advancements and New Concepts. IGI Global, 2010. pp. 192-206
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