Website Design and Localisation: A Comparison of Malaysia and Britain

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Ahmed, Tanveer, Mouratidis, Haralambos and Preston, David 2008. Website Design and Localisation: A Comparison of Malaysia and Britain. International Journal of Cyber Society and Education. 1 (1), pp. 3-16.
AuthorsAhmed, Tanveer, Mouratidis, Haralambos and Preston, David
Abstract

This study aims to explore the local cultural values on Malaysian and British
websites selected from different sectors. In recent years, a number of studies have
addressed the issue of local culture in website design, but most of the studies have
focused on USA representing western cultures, whereas Chinese and Japanese cultures have been the main focal point of Asian cultures. This study intends to fill this gap, focusing on less-debated cultures: Malaysia and Britain. It applies Hofstede’s
individualism/collectivism, and power distance, and Hall’s high/low-context cultural dimensions, and analyses how these cultural values are reflected in Malaysian and British websites. A content analysis of the websites highlights considerable differences in representing local cultural values on the local websites.

KeywordsAsian cultures; website design; Hofstede; Hall
JournalInternational Journal of Cyber Society and Education
Journal citation1 (1), pp. 3-16
ISSN1995-6649
Year2008
Publisher's version
License
CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10552/341
Publication dates
PrintMar 2008
Publication process dates
Deposited19 Oct 2009
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Citation:
Ahmed, T., Mouratidis, H., Preston, D. (2008) ‘Website Design and Localisation: A Comparison of Malaysia and Britain’ International Journal of Cyber Society and Education, 1 (1) 3 -16.

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