Cultural Ergonomics

Cultural Ergonomics

by Michael Kaplan
     
 

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… See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762310494
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Series:
Advances in Human Performance and Cognitive Engineering Research Series
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : adding a cultural dimension to human factors
1National and cultural variables in ergonomics1
2Culture, context, and performance31
3The development of culture-oriented human machine systems : specification, analysis, and integration of relevant intercultural variables61
4Human factors engineering (HFE) and cultural calibration for vessel and offshore installation design105
5Cross-cultural factors in aviation safety147
6The role of national culture in enhancing training effectiveness : a framework183
7Towards 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 locations215
8Ergonomics in industrially developing countries (IDCs) : socio-cultural perspectives223
9Cognition in natural settings : the cultural lens model249
10Designing the user experience for international web users281
11'A Frenchman, a German, and an Englishman...' : the impact of cultural heterogeneity on teams317
12Challenges and approaches to understanding leadership efficacy in multi-cultural teams341

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