Cultural differences, information and code systems

Corbitt, B, Peszynski, K, Inthanond, S, Thanasankit, T and Hill, B 2004, 'Cultural differences, information and code systems', Journal of Global Information Management, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 65-85.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Cultural differences, information and code systems
Author(s) Corbitt, B
Peszynski, K
Inthanond, S
Thanasankit, T
Hill, B
Year 2004
Journal name Journal of Global Information Management
Volume number 12
Issue number 3
Start page 65
End page 85
Total pages 21
Publisher Idea Group
Abstract This paper explores an alternative way of framing information systems research on the role and impact of national culture. It argues that the widely accepted structural framework of Hofstede reduces interpretation to a simplistic categorical description which in many cases ignores differentiation within cultures. The alternative model suggests, that national culture can be better understood by seeking out the dominant codes that frame the discourse pervasive in a culture and understanding how that discourse affects the obvious social codes of ritual, custom and behavior and the textual codes which express the nature of that culture. This framework is applied to two different case studies - one in New Zealand and one in Thailand - to demonstrate its applicability.
Subject Information Systems Development Methodologies
ISSN 1062-7375
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