Culture clash - Can online dispute resolution be the way forward?

Law, S 2008, 'Culture clash - Can online dispute resolution be the way forward?', Australian Dispute Resolution Journal, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 55-63.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Culture clash - Can online dispute resolution be the way forward?
Author(s) Law, S
Year 2008
Journal name Australian Dispute Resolution Journal
Volume number 19
Issue number 1
Start page 55
End page 63
Total pages 9
Publisher Thomson and Lawbook
Abstract This article explores the challenges of culture and language on intercultural online dispute resolution. It is arguable that culture and language not only bring meaning to the world, they shape one's cognitive processes, ie perception, interpretations and judgments. Through the examination of Asian language and discourse, particularly Chinese, the article explores an implicit social meaning that is centred in Asian online communication styles. It also examines the alternative strategies, such as the use of a private vocabulary shared by members of the same culture.
Subject Social Work not elsewhere classified
Social and Community Psychology
Law not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Culture
Online Dispute Resolution
ISSN 1441-7847
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