Publications of Voros, T.
Differential Effects of Individual Level Cultural Characteristics on IS Misuse Intention
Abstract Although research addressing behavioral information security issues has progressed in recent years, most studies have been conducted in the U.S. or Western Europe. In addition, extant research has mostly ignored cultural, ethical, and social differences among countries. In this paper we propose a model of information systems (IS) misuse intention that combines a utilitarian view of sanctions (formal and informal) with social, ethical, and virtue-related attributes. In addition, we hypothesize moderating and direct effects of culture in the form of self-construal, group harmony, gender equality, power distance and uncertainty avoidance on certain relationships in our model. The study will contribute to the behavioral IS security literature by exploring the influences of previously untested cultural aspects. Keywords: information security, cross culture, Korea, Israel, Hungary, institutional pressure
Can statistics be fun? The benefits of incorporating research elements into MBA courses
Abstract: Quantitative methods and statistics are key components in higher education. Despite various attempts and carefully designed textbooks, statistics courses are often considered to be number-crunching subjects with limited applicability to real life. Particularly at the MBA level, a form of segregation is quite apparent; namely, students have difficulties applying their statistical knowledge in everyday business scenarios. We present a particular educational methodology that has proven to be successful in immersing participants in the process of data collection and analysis, via giving them first-hand experience at an organization. A further important element of our approach lays in the collaboration with external organizations, which in turn enhances networking and supports the exposure of students to management level problems, highlighting the practical relevance of statistics courses. Finally, the recommended methodology is flexible enough in that it can build on the particular research interests of faculty members, thereby reducing the trade-offs between teaching and research.
Changes and Trends in Cross-Cultural Management Courses: Theory and Reality
Most current business and management programs tend to incorporate aspects and trends associated with cross-cultural management into their curriculum. However, there is considerable variation in content and in approach. In today’s global economy, there is little debate among scholars and professionals concerning the increasing role of the ‘global manager’; one that deals with different individuals, workgroups and employees, having diverse cultural backgrounds. Hence, awareness of cultural variations in group dynamics becomes a necessity for successful managers. This paper reviews recent studies of cross-cultural management, and emphasizes the need to avoid the stereotyping of nationalities on the mere basis of nation-wide cultural studies. While these studies provide excellent introductions, business reality and particularly the influences of the business environment tend to be considerably stronger than the cultural heritage itself. Furthermore, views indicating fairly static cultural heritage may be misleading, as illustrated by the example of the GLOBE studies in Hungary. In light of these complexities, we provide guidelines based on our practice for incorporating business simulations in graduate as well as undergraduate cross-cultural management courses. The paper is targeting both graduate and undergraduate educators and program developers, and discusses both theoretical and practical approaches.
Integrative Methods in International Management Education
Globalization impacts all firms and institutions operating in a marketplace, where interactions across cultures and continents are increasingly commonplace. Businesses and organizations expect their employees to be able to interact with members of other cultures, and function well in multicultural team projects. These trends present challenges for universities; in response to which many institutions began to internationalize their curricula. In this current paper, we examine some of the challenges inherent throughout this internationalization process, identify relevant models to assist in the operational steps to be taken by institutions, and propose some practices and specific elements that have direct relevance and impact for academic as well as professional audiences. We emphasize the value of integrative approaches, as well as the crucial importance of cultivating a global mindset, in order to assist educators and institutions in their efforts to provide students a more competitive and appropriate preparation for a global marketplace . Keywords: cross-cultural management, cross-cultural education, multicultural education, international management, business simulation, curricular internationalizations, global mindset