End-user computing: A cross-cultural study

Phillip Ein-Dor*, Eli Segev

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Abstract

A study is presented that examines the effects of national environments on end-user computing (EUC), and generalizes from the results to a consideration of cultural effects on information system (IS) research in general. The surveys were conducted in the US and in Israel and the results were compared within an IS research framework. In all, the study encompassed 35 organizations and 174 end-users using 558 software packages. No significant differences were found in the organizational environment of EUC, in the behavioral subsystem, or in the level of use. Significant differences were found between the two cultures in the structural and procedural aspects of EUC. Conclusions are drawn from these findings concerning the need for cross-cultural studies in the information systems field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science
EditorsLee W. Hoevel, Bruce D. Shriver, Jay F.Jr. Nunamaker, Ralph H.Jr. Sprague, Velijko Milutinovic
PublisherPubl by Western Periodicals Co
Pages240-250
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)0818620110
StatePublished - 1990
EventProceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Volume 1: Architecture Track - Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
Duration: 2 Jan 19905 Jan 1990

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science
Volume4
ISSN (Print)0073-1129

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Volume 1: Architecture Track
CityKailua-Kona, HI, USA
Period2/01/905/01/90

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