The Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Business Management: Contemporary Issues and Challenges

18 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2016

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Nazrul Islam

Canadian University of Bangladesh

Date Written: October 20, 2016

Abstract

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is an integral part of business management now-a-day. It is inevitable for the smooth running of business irrespective of size and complexity all over the world. Due to the rapid development of ICT and its huge use in all spheres of our lives, businesses are also influenced by it. Now, businesses are managing their resources by using ICT support that is helping them to perform their tasks faster and accurate than before. But the developing countries like Bangladesh are still struggling to introduce ICT supports in all areas of businesses. But due to a very strong culture at work place, this effort is hindered substantially. Therefore, this paper aims at identifying the present status of the use of ICT in business management and its challenges it faces. Secondary data have been primarily used for conducting this study which was collected from the different business reports and the journal papers. An experience survey was also conducted among the senior administrators of the business houses were also included in the study. Results show that the use of ICT is very low in the small and medium business enterprises while the large businesses houses are using ICT supports. Results also show that the use of ICT primarily depends on the complexity and the nature of the business. The entrepreneurs who have ICT literacy, they are mostly using ICT supports in the management of their businesses. This study suggests that the business houses in Bangladesh should use ICT support in order to increase the efficiency at their work. But this is often depends on the ICT infrastructure of the country as a whole.

Suggested Citation

Islam, Nazrul, The Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Business Management: Contemporary Issues and Challenges (October 20, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2856262 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2856262

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