Title: Internet usage in learning organisations: Malaysia's perspective

Authors: Abd Rahim Mohd Fairuz, Siong Choy Chong, Kok-Wai Chew

Addresses: Faculty of Management, Multimedia University, Jalan Multimedia, Selangor, Malaysia. ' Putra International College, Lot 1838, Mukim Bukit Katil, Ayer Keroh, Melaka, Malaysia. ' Faculty of Management, Multimedia University, Jalan Multimedia, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract: This article examines the relationship between learning organisation and internet usage based on a survey data collected from 184 employees working in Information Technology companies in Malaysia. The results reveal that culture, structure and process, and also people characteristics have significant relationships with both purposes of internet usage and types of internet tools. Meanwhile, leadership characteristic has significant relationship with purpose of internet usage. Discussion and managerial implications of the results are later explained and discussed.

Keywords: internet usage; information technology; IT companies; learning organisation; Malaysia; leadership.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2008.016761

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2008 Vol.5 No.2, pp.132 - 154

Published online: 22 Jan 2008 *

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