The Influence of IT on Organizational Agility in Malaysia

Mohamed Zain, Norizan M. Kassim, Maslin Masrom


This exploratory study examined the influence of information technology on organizational agility. Based on the well-established
Technology Acceptance Model we identified the relationships between IT acceptance and usage on the ability of firms to become an agile
competitor. After analyzing survey data obtained from 329 managers and executives in manufacturing firms in Malaysia the results indicated
that actual technology use has the strongest direct effect on organizational agility. However, perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use of
IT has indirect influence on organizational agility via actual technology use. Finally, we discussed some practical implications of the findings
for Malaysian managers and IT practitioners.

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