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Type Conference or Workshop Paper
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Published in Proceedings Yes
Title Doodle around the world: Online scheduling behavior reflects cultural differences in time perception and group decision-making
Organization Unit
  • Katharina Reinecke
  • Minh Khoa Nguyen
  • Abraham Bernstein
  • Michael Näf
  • Krzysztof Z Gajos
Presentation Type paper
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
  • English
ISBN 978-1-4503-1331-5
Page Range 45 - 54
Event Title 2013 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2013)
Event Type conference
Event Location San Antonio, Texas
Event Start Date February 23 - 2013
Event End Date February 27 - 2013
Series Name Proceedings of the Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Place of Publication New York, NY
Publisher ACM
Abstract Text Event scheduling is a group decision-making process in which social dynamics influence people’s choices and the overall outcome. As a result, scheduling is not simply a matter of finding a mutually agreeable time, but a process that is shaped by social norms and values, which can highly vary between countries. To investigate the influence of national culture on people’s scheduling behavior we analyzed more than 1.5 million Doodle date/time polls from 211 countries. We found strong correlations between characteristics of national culture and several behavioral phenomena, such as that poll participants from collectivist countries respond earlier, agree to fewer options but find more consensus than predominantly individualist societies. Our study provides empirical evidence of behavioral differences in group decision-making and time perception with implications for cross-cultural collaborative work.
Digital Object Identifier 10.1145/2441776.2441784
Other Identification Number merlin-id:7648
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