Enhancing the motivational affordance of human-computer interfaces in a cross-cultural setting

C. Schneider, J. Valacich

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Abstract

Increasing globalization has created tremendous opportunities and challenges for organizations and society. Organizations attempt to draw on people's varied experience, skills, and creativity, regardless of their location; consequently, a broad range of information technologies to better support the collaboration of diverse, and increasingly distributed, sets of participants are ever more utilized. However, research on cross-cultural computer-mediated collaboration has thus far remained sparse. To this end, this research-in-progress paper reports on a study that will examine the effectiveness of modifications of a group collaboration environment's human-computer interface on group performance, taking into consideration the effects of national culture of the group members. We will test different levels of feedback as a mechanism to increase performance in a controlled laboratory experiment with participants from the USA and East Asia, so as to examine their differential effects across cultures differing widely on the individualism/collectivism dimension. Finally, we will discuss the implications of the findings for the design of the human-computer interface for cross-cultural computer-mediated idea generation and computer-mediated collaboration in general.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInformation Technology and Innovation Trends in Organizations - ItAIS
Subtitle of host publicationThe Italian Association for Information Systems
PublisherPhysica-Verlag
Pages271-278
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783790826319
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Event7th Conference of the Italian Chapter of the Association for Information Systems, ItAIS 2010 - Naples, Italy
Duration: Oct 8 2010Oct 9 2010

Publication series

NameInformation Technology and Innovation Trends in Organizations - ItAIS: The Italian Association for Information Systems

Other

Other7th Conference of the Italian Chapter of the Association for Information Systems, ItAIS 2010
CountryItaly
CityNaples
Period10/8/1010/9/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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    Schneider, C., & Valacich, J. (2011). Enhancing the motivational affordance of human-computer interfaces in a cross-cultural setting. In Information Technology and Innovation Trends in Organizations - ItAIS: The Italian Association for Information Systems (pp. 271-278). (Information Technology and Innovation Trends in Organizations - ItAIS: The Italian Association for Information Systems). Physica-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7908-2632-6_31