, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp 403-409
Date: 09 Nov 2010

BISE – Call for Papers Issue 3/2012

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Special Focus

Culture is recognized as an important factor influencing the development, deployment and use of information systems. It relates to the organizational, professional and national attitudes, values, goals, and practices of the actors involved. Cultural awareness is a key capability for avoiding problems and ensuring a proper fit between individuals, tasks, and information technology.

For instance, professionals from different nations with differing cultural backgrounds and capabilities have continuously increased their level of cooperation in order to develop new systems and services. The success of nearshoring or offshoring projects largely depends on managing the cultural diversity of the professionals on the client and the vendor side. Moreover, offshoring vendors have developed global delivery models in order to combine local and cultural characteristics to enhance global operations. In the deployment phase, the cultural values embedded in the system deployed by the vendor ...

This article is also available in German in print and via http://www.wirtschaftsinformatik.de: Heinzl A, Leidner DE (2010) WI – Call for Papers Heft 3/2012. Informationssysteme und kulturelle Einflussfaktoren. WIRTSCHAFTSINFORMATIK. doi: 10.1007/s11576-010-0250-2.