The effects of information technology infrastructure capability on project performance in the Malaysian construction industry

Md Rasli, Amran and Huam , Hon Tat and Wan Mohd, Wan Maseri and Asmi, Ade (2011) The effects of information technology infrastructure capability on project performance in the Malaysian construction industry. In: 2nd International Conference on Business and Economic Research (ICBER2011), 14-16 March 2011, Langkawi, Kedah.

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Abstract

Information Technology (IT) has been widely applied across many economic sectors in order to increase performance, productivity and competitiveness. In particular, an improvement in the applications of information technology in construction is a major international research endeavour in scientific establishments and industry. This paper investigate the level of IT usage in construction consulting companies as well as exploring various information technology tools being utilized in the process of managing project performance during construction activities. The study was divided into two phases. First, quantitative research method was conducted to collect data from 143 consulting companies and second, a qualitative research method was conducted on seven practitioners to explore how IT affect project performance as well as various IT tools being used in construction through semi structured interviews and observation. The study revealed a positive link between IT and project performance. Finally, a framework is presented which identifies factors and tools by which IT impacts project performance in construction.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Information Technology Infrastructure Capability; project performance; construction consulting industry
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1-844 Building construction
Divisions:Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction and Building Engineering
ID Code:1622
Deposited By:Nurul Elmy Mohd. Yusof
Deposited On:19 May 2011 12:02
Last Modified:19 May 2011 12:02

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