Information Technology and Cultural Differences between China and the USA

Proceedings of the Business Studies Academy Volume 9, Number 1, 2016

5 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2019

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Robert Franson

University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management, Students

Ameryn Seibold

University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management, Students

Michael Haddad

University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management, Students

Ahmad Ibrahim

University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management, Students

Hannah Steinberg

University of Georgia, Students

Date Written: April 12, 2017

Abstract

The power distance in Chinese culture is about twice as much as in the United States. In Chinese culture is one of the highest when it comes to this category. It's normal and acceptable to have inequality between different people. In American culture, it’s very unusual to have people believing that there are some people that aren't equal to others. The difference between American and Chinese culture when it comes to individualism is huge! In American culture, the independence on society is very low. Unlike the Chinese culture, where the dependence on society is very high. The level of indulgence in Chinese society is very low. This means that society is very constraint. Unlike the US, where there aren't many restrictions or constraints on people. There are many difference and similarities within the comparison of China and The United States of America on Hofstede's six dimensions. More different than similar it seems. Out of the six dimensions there are large differences in four between both of these countries. In the current paper we use data from Hofstede's 6 dimensional cross cultural model in order to examine cross cultural differences between China and the USA in terms of information technology.

Keywords: Information Technology, China, Cross cultural dimensions, Hofstede's data

Suggested Citation

Franson, Robert and Seibold, Ameryn and Haddad, Michael and Ibrahim, Ahmad and Steinberg, Hannah, Information Technology and Cultural Differences between China and the USA (April 12, 2017). Proceedings of the Business Studies Academy Volume 9, Number 1, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3412678

Robert Franson

University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management, Students ( email )

P.O. Box 830688
Richardson, TX 75083-0688
United States

Ameryn Seibold

University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management, Students ( email )

P.O. Box 830688
Richardson, TX 75083-0688
United States

Michael Haddad

University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management, Students ( email )

P.O. Box 830688
Richardson, TX 75083-0688
United States

Ahmad Ibrahim

University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management, Students ( email )

P.O. Box 830688
Richardson, TX 75083-0688
United States

Hannah Steinberg (Contact Author)

University of Georgia, Students ( email )

Atlanata
GA
United States

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