TRANSFER OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TO A DEVELOPING ENVIRONMENT - THE TURKISH CASE


GOZLU S.

INFORMATION PROCESSING '94, VOL III, vol.53, pp.465-470, 1994 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Title of Journal : INFORMATION PROCESSING '94, VOL III
  • Page Numbers: pp.465-470

Abstract

This research has been conducted to study the acquisition and adoption of information technology in the Turkish manufacturing and service organizations. A questionnaire was sent to 200 firms in the manufacturing and service sectors. The results of the survey have shown that the acquisition of information technology is accomplished mostly through equipment purchases. As the equipment is purchased, the pertaining software is acquired either by purchasing or through donations of the companies. The fields of application are primarily financial transactions, budgeting, personnel management, sales and orders, and inventory control. The reasons for adopting information technology are primarily to solve work problems, achieve organizational efficiency, and improve communication. The maintenance and repair operations are generally accomplished by external companies and considered to be satisfactory. There is no serious problem in procuring consumption supplies pertaining to information technology equipments.