Challenges in big data adoption for Malaysian organizations: a review

Lee Qi Zian, Nur Zareen Zulkarnain, Yogan Jaya Kumar


Big data has played an ever-increasing role in various sectors of the economy. Despite the availability of big data technologies, many companies and organizations in Malaysia remain reluctant to adopt them. Numerous studies have been published on big data adoption; however, there is a lack of research focusing on identifying the challenges faced by Malaysian organizations. Therefore, this study will implement the technology-organization-environment (TOE) framework to examine the challenges faced by Malaysian organizations with regards to big data adoption. A systematic literature review (SLR) was conducted to examine the challenges. From the result of this study, it was found that the factors from technology context are deemed to be the major challenge faced in big data adoption followed by organization and environment factors. Furthermore, the insights derived from the TOE framework-based information can help address concerns that hinder big data adoption among organizations in Malaysia. Finally, this study concludes with several recommendations.


Big data; Big data adoption; Big data challenges; PRISMA; Systematic review; TOE framework

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