Title: Information technologies in Thailand: an organisational perspective

Authors: Jittima Wongwuttiwat, Chanissara Arjpru, Graham Winley

Addresses: Department of Information Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Assumption University, Ramkhamhaeng, Soi 24, Bangkok 10240, Thailand. ' Department of Information Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Assumption University, Ramkhamhaeng, Soi 24, Bangkok 10240, Thailand. ' Department of Information Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Assumption University, Ramkhamhaeng, Soi 24, Bangkok 10240, Thailand

Abstract: This exploratory study aims to determine the technologies, IT professional activities, areas of IT knowledge/skills and related concerns, at present and within the next five years, which are important to private and public organisations operating in the Southeast Asian nation of Thailand. The study was motivated by the challenges confronting a developing nation in realising national IT policy objectives aimed at creating a knowledge-based society in the wake of a serious economic downturn in the late 1990s. Conclusions drawn from the analysis of responses to a questionnaire highlight the problems and future intentions for the use of information and communication technologies from the perspective of international and local, medium-and large-sized, organisations operating in Thailand.

Keywords: developing ncountries; information technology; communications ICT; knowledge-based society; professional activities; skills; Thailand; national IT policy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2008.017604

International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2008 Vol.7 No.3, pp.244 - 263

Published online: 20 Mar 2008 *

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