The effect of economic transformation programme on the accounting information systems of an agricultural company: an organisational change perspective / Kamaruzzaman Muhammad ... [et al.]

Muhammad, Kamaruzzaman and Mastuki, Nor’Azam and Darus, Faizah (2014) The effect of economic transformation programme on the accounting information systems of an agricultural company: an organisational change perspective / Kamaruzzaman Muhammad ... [et al.]. In: TeSSHI 2014, 5 & 6 Nov 2014, One Hotel Helang, Langkawi Kedah Malaysia. (Unpublished)

Abstract

Organisational change arises when an organisation has undergone a transformation in its operational structure and activities which are departure from the norm as a result of new external and internal forces. This paper presents the findings of an investigation on an organisational change within a group of agriculture companies (the Group) following the implementation of Economic Transformation Programme by the Malaysian government. Using content analyses and structured interviews, this study found that following ETP, the Group has since transformed its business model and corporate structure. The business model has changed from being a developer of commercial plantations to a globally integrated and diversified agriculture business. The Group’s organisational structure has been rearranged and reclassified into six business clusters to reflect its main business activities. The six business clusters are palm upstream, palm downstream, research and development and agriculture service, rubber, sugar and, transport, logistics and marketing. In accommodating the requirements of the new business model and corporate structure, the accounting information systems have experienced a major transformation of which new system has been developed and existing system has been upgraded and integrated with the new system. The findings in this study provide some understanding on the effect of government policy on the accounting information systems of the group and subsequently provide guidelines to other companies of the same nature on the issues and the strategies to overcome such issues.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Muhammad, Kamaruzzaman
kamaruzzaman@salam.uitm.edu.my
Mastuki, Nor’Azam
Noraz562@salam.uitm.edu.my
Darus, Faizah
faiza634@salam.uitm.edu.my
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Economics
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Information technology. Information economy. Knowledge economy. Digital divide
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Event Title: TeSSHI 2014
Event Dates: 5 & 6 Nov 2014
Page Range: pp. 406-422
Keywords: Economic; Transformation; Programme; (ETP)
Date: 2014
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/35481
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