AN Analysis of the Relationships Between Korean Culture and Electronic Mail Systems
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The purpose of this study was to conduct a review of the literature in order to identify and examine the specific factors of the Korean culture that could have an influence on the implementation and use of an electronic mail system. This study found that some cultural factors could have an effect on the implementation and use of an electronic mail system. These factors include typewriter keyboard allergy, maintaining harmony, and proper interpersonal relationships. In addition, customs, values, and religious influences have some effect, but are more influential in supporting other aspects. An analysis of the problems encountered with cultural factors influencing electronic mail systems revealed that possible solutions negate many of the advantages and productivity gains of electronic mail. This study recommends considering the potential drawbacks with implementing any electronic mail system within the context of Korean culture before making any decision for implementation. Keywords Theses Korea.
- Sociology and Law