Title: Easing information technology across cultural boundaries: a contingency perspective

Authors: Robert J. Mockler, Dorothy G. Dologite

Addresses: St. John's University, 114 East 90th Street, New York, New York 10128, USA. ' Baruch College, City University of New York, USA

Abstract: This paper discusses not only the nature and causes of barriers arising from cultural differences when developing and implementing information systems, but also the ways to cross these barriers when introducing information technology (IT). It is based on the experiences of the authors in crossing such barriers when doing systems development work for the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) and for other international and US enterprises. The paper deals with both the theoretical research which proved useful in this work, as well as some of the practical aspects of bridging the gap between that theory and its application.

Keywords: cultural boundaries; information technology; IT strategy; Malaysian Agriculture Research and Development Initiative; MARDI; systems architecture; Malaysia; systems development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1995.062408

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1995 Vol.8 No.3/4, pp.145 - 162

Published online: 05 Jun 2014 *

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