The role of national culture in the strategic use of and investment in ICT: a comparative study of Japanese and Australian organisations

Baty, Craig K. and Lane, Michael and Cater-Steel, Aileen and Ally, Mustafa (2017) The role of national culture in the strategic use of and investment in ICT: a comparative study of Japanese and Australian organisations. In: 28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2017), 4-6 Dec 2017, Hobart, Australia.

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Japanese ICT investment trailed the developed world for many decades, contributing to low productivity growth. A potential root cause is the influence of Japanese culture over the strategic use of and investment in ICT (SUIICT). Empirical research on cultural aspects of SUIICT in Japan is lacking. This study will examine national culture and its association with SUIICT in organisations in Japan compared to Australia. A quantitative survey of ICT decision makers in Japanese and Australian organisations will be fielded based on questions synthesized from McFarlan, McKenney and Pyburn (The Strategic Grid), and Hofstede and Minkov (Cultural Dimensions Model). A contribution to theory will be the development and testing of an empirical model and practical instrument for determining the association between national culture and SUIICT. A practical contribution will be an increase in understanding of both markets allowing for more effective market segmentation and development of ICT offerings for both countries.

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Additional Information: Research In Progress Paper Abstracts #185. Copyright: © 2017 C. Baty, M. Lane, A. Cater-Steel, M. Ally. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Australia License, which permits non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and ACIS are credited.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2018 04:48
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2019 23:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: cross-cultural, IS investment, Japan, Australia, small & medium enterprise
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences

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