Usage of information technology in construction firms; Malaysian construction industry

Farag H. Gaith, A. R. Khalim, Amiruddin Ismail

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Abstract

The success of the construction industry is increasingly predicated on technology driven investments in information technology (IT) and this is expected to be even more so in the future. This paper sought to identify the role and extent of IT use at present by construction companies in Malaysia. It also aimed to identify the factors that influenced the performance of the companies. A survey was done of construction companies in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur in Grades 3 - 5 registered with the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) of Malaysia on the parameters which contributed to their IT use. The response rate was 62%. The findings indicated that firm performance was related to the level of investment in information technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)412-421
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Journal of Scientific Research
Volume28
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Keywords

  • Construction industry
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • IT role
  • Management

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Usage of information technology in construction firms; Malaysian construction industry. / Gaith, Farag H.; Khalim, A. R.; Ismail, Amiruddin.

In: European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 28, No. 3, 2009, p. 412-421.

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