Perception of Managerial Decision - Making by Malays, Indians and Chinese Managers: A Comparative Study*

Ibrahim Zahari

Abstract


Malaysia ialah negara berbilang bangsa yang terdiri dari Melayu, India, Cina dan beberapa kumpulan kaum lain yang hidup saling hormat - menghormati antara satu sama lain terhadap kepercayaan agama dan adat resam, kebudayaan dan tradisi. Wakil dari kebanyakkan golongan ini bekerja di jabatan-jabatan kerajaan Malaysia. Kajian penyelidikan ini hanyalah terhadap pegawai perpustakaan dan pegawai sains maklumat. Mereka terdiri dari berbilang bangsa dan keturunan yang bertanggungjawab kepada kerja membuat keputusan dalam berbagai bidang di perpustakaan dan pusat perkhidmatan maklumat. Adalah dipercayai bahawa perbezaan kebudayaan, tradisi dan adat resam akan mempengaruhi seseirang pengurus itu terhadap persepsi kerja pengurusannya. Oleh yang demikian kajian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui sama ada persepsi terhadap pengurusan membuat keputusan berbeda mengikut ras seseorang pengurus itu seperti yang diperlihatkan dalam masyarakat berbilang kaum di Malaysia. Pengurus dalam kajian penyelidikan ini ialah pegawai perpustakaan dan pegawai sains maklumat yang terlibat secara langsung atau tidak langsung dalam kerja membuat keputusan di Perpustakaan dan Pusat Perkhidmatan Maklumat.

ABSTRACT

Malaysia ia a multi-racial nation of Malays, Indians, Chinese and several other ethnic groups who live side by side observing their own religous beliefs and customs, culture and traditions. Representives of most of these groups of people work in various Malaysian government department in Malaysia. This research study is mainly of Malaysian librarian and information scientist. They were members of different races who are responsible for decision-making on various matters in the library and information services. It is believed that cultural differences, traditions and customs tend to influence managers' perception of managerial job. Therefore, the main purpose of this study is to discover in general whether the perception of managerial decision-making will vary according to the race of the decision-makers as reflected in the multi-racial society like Malaysia. Managers in this research study refer to the librarians and information scientists who are involved directly or indirectly in decision-making in the Library and Information Services.

 


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