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Why Does Cultural Diversity Foster Technology-enabled Intergenerational Collaboration?

  • Globalization and information technology enable people to join the movement of global citizenship and work without borders. However, different type of barriers existed that could affect collaboration in today’s work environment, in which different generations are involved. Although researchers have identified several technical barriers to intergenerational collaboration (iGOAL), the influence of cultural diversity on iGOAL has rarely been studied. Therefore, using a quantitative study approach, this paper investigates the impact of differences in cultural background on perceived technical and operational barriers to iGOAL. Our study reveals six barriers to IGC that are perceived differently by culturally diverse people (CDP) and non-CDP. Furthermore, CDP can foster IGC because CDP consider the barriers to be of less of a reason to avoid working with different generations than do non-CDP.

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Author:Irawan Nurhas, Bayu R. Aditya, Stefan Geisler, Jan Pawlowski
Publisher:Elsevier, Procedia Computer Science
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Completion:2019
Release Date:2020/01/06
Tag:Collaboration Challenges; Intergenerational Collaboration; Intergenerational Innovation
Institutes:Fachbereich 1 - Institut Informatik
DDC class:000 Allgemeines, Informatik, Informationswissenschaft / 004 Informatik
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International