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Time, Space and Information Systems for Electronic Commerce

Time, Space and Information Systems for Electronic Commerce
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Author(s): Bob Travica (Indiana University, USA)
Copyright: 2001
Pages: 5
Source title: Managing Information Technology in a Global Economy
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-07-5.ch126

Abstract

Information technology and information systems (IT&S) embed the cultural concepts of time and space of their producer. These concepts may not work in other cultures. This lack of fit becomes more salient as the use of IT&S increases around the world with the expansion of electronic commerce (e-commerce). This problem is discussed by contrasting core cultural concepts of time and space embedded in IT&S and resembling the mainstream culture of the main producer, the United States, and equivalent concepts in the culture of Costa Rica.

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