The perspective of knowledge society in Malaysia

Hamid, Norsiah Abdul; Zaman, Halimah Badioze
Abstract:
The Perspective of Knowledge Society in Malaysia presents the state-of-the-art of the concept of Knowledge Society.In particular, the focus is given to the definition of a Knowledge Society (KS), the KS model and its significant dimensions and indicators in the Malaysian context.The discussions are not only focusing on the Malaysia?s perspective, but also on the global initiatives to achieve the KS.The importance of knowledge and the rapid advancement of ICT were among the contributing fac?tors towards the agenda.This book is a result of a doctoral research which aimed to develop and vali?date a model and indicators of a Knowledge Society from the Malaysian perspective. It examined the definition of a Knowledge Society (KS) and validated the KS model and its significant dimensions and indicators in the Malaysian context.To date, there is lack of available definition of KS in Malaysia, as well as in other developing countries; lack of consensus in terms of KS dimensions; lack of KS indica?tors and the need for a holistic model of KS.Thus, the research involves the analysis of the concept and definition of KS, and the development of a model of KS comprising significant dimensions and indicators in the Malaysian context.A mixed approach methodology known as the Iterative Triangu?lation method was adopted which involved three phases.Thus, a number of experts were involved and in-depth analyses were conducted to achieve the objectives.This book may be used by policy makers to plan the development of a KS to meet the goals to be a developed nation by the year 2020.
Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
Book
Publisher:
UUM Press
Address:
Sintok
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