A Conceptual Paper of Managing Information System Resources for Agriculture Productivity
Agriculture is the backbone of food production and a key component of a nation’s economic development. Rapid advancements in information technology (IT) have promised significant potential benefits, particularly for developing countries. Numerous prior studies have documented the success of IT applications in agriculture. However, regardless of its success, the transition has created many problems and challenges for farmers. Thus, this conceptual paper of a future study based on the review of literature explored information technology (IT) in agriculture, Resource Based-View (RBV) theory and Dynamic Capabilities (DC) perspectives. Despite the rapid growth of IT in agriculture, the usage and application of IT in this sector remain inadequate due to several issues in managing the area. Therefore, this conceptual paper suggests a model that could explain how the Information Systems (IS) resources of a local farming business in Malaysia are being managed to achieve agriculture productivity along with the perspective of DC. This paper then went on to examine the subject, concepts, and objectives for the upcoming study using a variety of works of literature from several disciplines. The findings of this prospective study may provide insight into how IT management in agriculture might be improved to fully utilise IT potential to boost agricultural productivity.
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