Challenge to ICT manpower planning under the economic restructuring : empirical evidence from MNCs in Singapore and Taiwan

Zheng, Connie and Hu, Mei-Chih 2008, Challenge to ICT manpower planning under the economic restructuring : empirical evidence from MNCs in Singapore and Taiwan, Technology forecasting and social change, vol. 75, no. 6, pp. 834-853.

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Title Challenge to ICT manpower planning under the economic restructuring : empirical evidence from MNCs in Singapore and Taiwan
Author(s) Zheng, Connie
Hu, Mei-Chih
Journal name Technology forecasting and social change
Volume number 75
Issue number 6
Start page 834
End page 853
Total pages 20
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication New York, N. Y.
Publication date 2008-07
ISSN 0040-1625
1873-5509
Keyword(s) information
communication
technology
ICT
manpower planning
Singapore
Taiwan
Summary The study evaluates the issues related to the manpower planning for developing the information, communication and technology (ICT) industry under the economic restructuring in Singapore and Taiwan. Using data collected from 211 multinational companies (MNCs) operating in these two countries, we measured recruitment difficulty and attrition rate experienced by MNCs, and evaluate the extent of ICT skill shortages among the companies surveyed. We found some impact of the nation-pushed ICT manpower planning and development on easing the recruitment difficulty overall at firm level. However, a high attrition rate especially of the low-medium ICT professionals identified in this study may be related to an imbalanced approach taken by the governments to focus on developing high level of science and technology and ICT skills. Implications to the two countries examined and other latecomer countries such as China, India and Vietnam are discussed.
Language eng
Field of Research 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio Economic Objective 910402 Management
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Elsevier
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