Impact of Culture on Online Management Education
Cross Cultural Management - An International Journal, Vol.19, No.3, pp. 399-420. DOI: 10.1108/13527601211247116
Posted: 15 Nov 2015 Last revised: 22 Dec 2017
Date Written: October 8, 2012
The study investigated the effects of national culture on the acceptance, and online interaction, of management education and training online using Hall's cultural classifications and Hofstede’s cultural framework. Potential differences in perceptions of personal innovativeness and levels of online management education acceptance were examined. Factor analysis, structural modeling techniques and independent sample t-statistics were used to analyze samples collected from online management classes in the United States and Korea. Results suggest that high-context and collectivism cultures are more conservative to the adoption of online management education and training and participation in online interaction. A second interesting finding is evidence of the significant difference of adoption likelihood of learning innovation and changes. It was clear that a nation’s culture directly affects the manner in which participants engage, relate and benefit from online management education/training. These insights may help multinational companies predict adoption of online management education and the appropriateness of online training across regional differences so as to formulate more effective online management education and training strategies by accommodating their cultural influences.
Keywords: Culture, international behavior, online, management training
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