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Accomodating telecenters into cybercafes : a case study in Johor Bahru central municipality

Bakri, Muhd. Shahril (2001) Accomodating telecenters into cybercafes : a case study in Johor Bahru central municipality. Masters thesis, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Faculty of Education.

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Abstract

This study was conducted with the purpose of determining whether cybercafes would be able to accommodate the concept of telecentres in their dady business operation in the process of implementing teleworking in Malaysia. This study focuses on identiflmg the physical readiness of the cybercafes in terms of the availability of ICT equipments. This study also looks into the readiness of the cybercafe proprietors in making changes in the process of accomodating the concept of telecentres at their cybercafes. The respondents for this study consists of cybercafe proprietors in the Johor Bahru Central Municipality. This study was exploratory in nature. It uses the quantitative research method by utilizing the questionnaire. Analysis from this study shows that cybercafe proprietors' view teleworking as something positive and they were willing to accommodate telecentres at their cybercafes. Findings from this study also shows that cybercafes were ready physically by having the appropriate ICT equipment to support the needs of a telecentre. Findings from this study also shows that cybercafe proprietors' were reluctant in making changes in the process of accomodating telecentres at their cybercafes. It is hoped that this study would open new alternatives in the process of implementing teleworking in Malaysia.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Pembangunan Sumber Manusia)) - Universiti Putra Malaysia, 2001; Supervisor I : Prof. Jamilah bt. Othman; Supervisor II : Prof. Khairuddin b. Idris
Uncontrolled Keywords:telecommuting, community life, technological innovations, electronic villages (computer networks), information society
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Divisions:Education
ID Code:8003
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:16 Mar 2009 06:34
Last Modified:05 Sep 2012 03:24

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