The Obstacles Facing the Development of the Firm Performance: The Malaysia Construction Industry

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This study has sought to identify factors that influences on constriction firm’s performance including information technology (IT) utilization as a major key factor. The examination was based on respondents’ mindsets to increase the performance of their companies. To achieve this objective, a survey research was carried out on 68 Malaysian’s construction firms. The analysis results were obtained from the revealed preference (RP) techniques. Moreover, a correlation were done using Pearson’s 2-tailed test for better understand the attitudes and perceptions. Number of 13 variables were included and assessed in this study. The most important variables found likely to increase the construction firm performance were: IT utilization, better financial control, and Human Resources annual turnover. The findings revealed also that the highest correlation was existed between: Financial Performance at .441(**) and Business Resources, Human Resources .603 (**). Finally, the study suggested that the demand for IT utilization and a better financial control both; have to be increased greatly if the firm performance is required to be improved.

Keywords: Constriction Industry, Firm Performance, IT Utilization, Construction Management
Stream: Human Technologies and Usability
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: , , Effect of Information Technology Use on the Performance of Companies, The

Farag H. Gaith

PhD Student, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, University  Kebangsaan  Malaysia
Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Khalim A. Rashid

Department Of Civil And Structural Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

BECivil(UTM), MS(Maryland), PhD(Birmingham)(Structural Engineering)

Prof. Amiruddin Ismail

Department Of Civil And Structural Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

DipCE(ITM), BS(Point Park), MSCE(Pittsburgh), MREAAA, MIHT

Ref: T08P0170