IT manpower issues in Hong Kong

Y. K. Patrick CHAU, Mee Wah Eugenia NG

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One of the crucial factors in making an information system successful is people. This is especially true in Hong Kong as it is a service-oriented economy which does not produce much computer hardware or software. This makes IT manpower in Hong Kong an important issue, exacerbated by a chronic shortage of IT staff. Since 1989, the problem of retaining, recruiting and training IT personnel has been consistently ranked as the most critical issue in IT management (Burn, et al., 1993). Copyright © 1997 Hong Kong University Press.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation technology and the challenge for Hong Kong
EditorsJanice M. BURN , Maris G. MARTINSONS
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong University Press
ISBN (Print)9622094201
Publication statusPublished - 1997


Chau, P. Y. K., & Ng Tye, E. M. W. (1997). IT manpower issues in Hong Kong. In J. M. Burn & M. G. Martinsons (Eds.), Information technology and the challenge for Hong Kong (pp. 141-167). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.


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