Attitude towards technology development: a cross-cultural study of India and the USA

Bagchi, Kallol, Mandal, Purnendu, and Mukhopadhyay, Arunabha (2011) Attitude towards technology development: a cross-cultural study of India and the USA. International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management, 5 (1). pp. 3-21.

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Abstract

Cultural, social influences are considered to be a major determinant of the growth of information technology (IT) and national technological infrastructure. In this article, a generic unique model is designed to capture the influences of individual-level beliefs/factors in determining citizen's attitude towards technology development. Through structural equation model (SEM) analysis, an empirical test is conducted on the model using World Value Survey (WVS) data. It is found that the set of factors influencing technology development attitude is not the same for developing nations such as India and a developed nation such as the USA, although both are democracies. For example, religious values play a role in technology development attitude in India but not in the USA. In general, across developing and developed nations, for technology/IT development and associated change management, an individual's positive attitude towards democratic values and conformity toward national institutions can help.

Item ID: 29433
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1479-313X
Keywords: technology development; structural equation modelling; SEM; India; USA; United States; individual values; change management; cross-cultural study; information technology; technological infrastructure; citizen attitudes; individual beliefs; personal attitudes
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2013 01:47
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150301 Business Information Management (incl Records, Knowledge and Information Management, and Intelligence) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management @ 100%
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