An analysis of the major issues for successful information technology transfer in Arab countries

Al-Mabrouk, Khalid and Soar, Jeffrey (2009) An analysis of the major issues for successful information technology transfer in Arab countries. Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 22 (5). pp. 504-522. ISSN 1741-0398

Abstract

Purpose – In the history of technology transfer in Arab countries, it is probably true that there has been more failure and disappointment than satisfaction and success in achieving the expected results from the technology transfer agreements. Many complex issues are involved in the consideration of technology transfer in Arab countries. The purpose of this study is to identify, analyse and discuss the major issues for successful information technology (IT) transfer in Arab countries. Design/methodology/approach – A three-round, non-anonymous, Delphi-type survey is designed and connected to understand and explicate major issues from the perceptions of stakeholder groups in Arab countries. Findings – The coding approach and synthesis procedures result in a master set of ten major issues categories for successful IT transfer in Arab countries. Originality/value – This paper serves to focus discussion and promote constructive interaction for the purpose of developing an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the nuances of IT transfer process in Arab countries.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published verison due to publisher copyright policy.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 12:51
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arabian Peninsula; communication technologies; Delphi method; knowledge transfer
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080612 Interorganisational Information Systems and Web Services
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080302 Computer System Architecture
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160511 Research, Science and Technology Policy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1108/17410390910993518
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20004

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