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Subject Area: Library and Information Studies
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|Title:||Of Orrefors and Noritake: or, has Geert Hofstede something to say about web site design?|
|Author(s):||G.E. Gorman, (School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand)|
|Citation:||G.E. Gorman, (2006) "Of Orrefors and Noritake: or, has Geert Hofstede something to say about web site design?", Online Information Review, Vol. 30 Iss: 4, pp.337 - 340|
|Keywords:||National cultures, Worldwide web|
|Article type:||General review|
|DOI:||10.1108/14684520610686265 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to look at Geert Hofstede's five dimensions of culture.
Design/methodology/approach – Reviews Hofstede's web site and numerous of his writings.
Findings – The distinctive sites mentioned are a reflection of Swedish and Japanese dimensions of culture respectively. In a global village, where the web is almost ubiquitous, this kind of understanding is more important than ever.
Originality/value – Considers the value that Hofstede's paradigm, or perhaps another cross-cultural analytical tool, might have in enhancing understanding of web design and usability.
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