Cultural influences and globally distributed information systems development: Experiences from Chinese IT professionals

Haiyan Huang, Eileen M. Trauth

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Abstract

Global information systems development has become increasingly prevalent and is facing a variety of challenges, including the challenge of cross-cultural management. However, research on exactly how cross-cultural factors affect global information systems development work is limited, especially with respect to distributed collaborative work between the U.S. and China. This paper draws on the interviews of Chinese IT professionals and discusses three emergent themes relevant to cross-cultural challenges: the complexity of language issues, culture and communication styles and work behaviors, and cultural understandings at different levels. Implications drawn from our findings will provide actionable knowledge to organizational management entities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2007 ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research Conference
Subtitle of host publicationThe Global Information Technology Workforce, SIGMIS-CPR 2007
Pages36-45
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2007
Event2007 ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research Conference: The Global Information Technology Workforce, SIGMIS-CPR 2007 - St. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: Apr 19 2007Apr 21 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2007 ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research Conference: The Global Information Technology Workforce, SIGMIS-CPR 2007
Volume2007

Other

Other2007 ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research Conference: The Global Information Technology Workforce, SIGMIS-CPR 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis, MO
Period4/19/074/21/07

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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Huang, H., & Trauth, E. M. (2007). Cultural influences and globally distributed information systems development: Experiences from Chinese IT professionals. In Proceedings of the 2007 ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research Conference: The Global Information Technology Workforce, SIGMIS-CPR 2007 (pp. 36-45). [1235008] (Proceedings of the 2007 ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research Conference: The Global Information Technology Workforce, SIGMIS-CPR 2007; Vol. 2007). https://doi.org/10.1145/1235000.1235008