Title: Learning organisation disciplines and internet usage: an empirical study from Malaysia

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

Addresses: Multimedia University, Jalan Multimedia, Cyberjaya, Selangor 63100, Malaysia. ' Putra International College, Lot 1838, Mukim Bukit Katil, Ayer Keroh, Melaka 75450, Malaysia. ' Multimedia University, Jalan Multimedia, Cyberjaya, Selangor 63100, Malaysia

Abstract: This paper examines the relationship between Senge|s five Learning Organisation (LO) disciplines and internet usage using the survey method. Data was collected from managers of 88 Information Technology (IT) companies in Malaysia via self-administered questionnaires. The statistical results reveal that the type of internet applications utilised by the companies is significantly related to personal mastery, shared vision, team learning and systems thinking. The purposes of internet usage are significantly related to personal mastery, mental models and shared vision, while benefits of internet usage has significant relationship with shared vision only. The managerial implications of these results are discussed.

Keywords: learning organisations; internet usage; information technology; Malaysia; personal mastery; shared vision; team learning; systems thinking; mental models.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2008.018762

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2008 Vol.5 No.4, pp.462 - 483

Published online: 16 Jun 2008 *

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