Chapter 6: Information technology issues in China

Jie Yu, Yue Guo, Prashant Palvia

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In this chapter, we provide important information technology (IT) issues in China, such as organizational IT issues, technology issues, and individual issues. In the World IT Project survey, we recruited 310 IT workers in China. Most of the respondents were in their early career and worked full time in China's IT organizations. The findings show that the most important IT-related organizational issues are: IT reliability and efficiency, security and privacy, and IT strategic planning. Among technology issues, IT professionals identified the following issues as the top concerns: networks/telecommunications, big data systems, data mining, software as a service, and business intelligence/analytics. Most IT employees seem to be satisfied with their current jobs and felt a sense of accomplishment at work. Results further show that more than half of the IT workers would not change their jobs in the short term and felt secure in their current jobs. In addition, there were no significant work-life conflicts among the surveyed IT employees.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Scientific-Now Publishers Series in Business
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameWorld Scientific-Now Publishers Series in Business
ISSN (Print)2251-3442

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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