Cultural Ergonomics

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In work environments world-wide, whether simple or complex, the ways in which people think, do their jobs, and interface with other human beings grow out of their experiences in the groups of which they are or have been a part. How these influences affect their performance and human interfacing in work environments throughout the world is the subject of cultural ergonomics. In this volume, distinguished scientists explore these cultural influences in relation to significant current concerns of ergonomics and human factors. These include scientific-philosophical considerations, aircraft safety, maritime safety, cross-national training, effective use of the world-wide web, multinational decision making, third- world industrial development, implementation of technology transfer, and the functioning of multicultural teams.

Audience: Students and professionals interested in human factors, engineering psychology, applied experimental psychology, industrial and organizational psychology, ergonomics, cognitive science, and industrial engineering.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : adding a cultural dimension to human factors
1 National and cultural variables in ergonomics 1
2 Culture, context, and performance 31
3 The development of culture-oriented human machine systems : specification, analysis, and integration of relevant intercultural variables 61
4 Human factors engineering (HFE) and cultural calibration for vessel and offshore installation design 105
5 Cross-cultural factors in aviation safety 147
6 The role of national culture in enhancing training effectiveness : a framework 183
7 Towards an anthropotechnology.x : a new activity for the United Nations in the service of economic development : specifying requirements of technology transfers in given geographical and anthropological locations 215
8 Ergonomics in industrially developing countries (IDCs) : socio-cultural perspectives 223
9 Cognition in natural settings : the cultural lens model 249
10 Designing the user experience for international web users 281
11 'A Frenchman, a German, and an Englishman...' : the impact of cultural heterogeneity on teams 317
12 Challenges and approaches to understanding leadership efficacy in multi-cultural teams 341
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