Exploring in-person and technologically-mediated communication within international agricultural research teams

Wesley Ward

Research output: ThesisDoctoral/Master's Thesis

Abstract

Australia provides considerable aid to fund agricultural research in developing countries. This research is delivered by teams of scientists based in Australia and partner countries. Mr Ward analysed interviews with researchers in Australia and Lao PDR to develop the first-ever model to identify linguistic, individual, cultural, economic and political barriers and opportunities for communication between these researchers. Using this model, he developed an assessment tool to evaluate computer programs currently used by research teams. Mr Ward found teams preferred face-to-face communication and email to address the most important communication barrier, language and desire for mutual trust. In addition, he found computer programs differed markedly in addressing the needs of these teams used for communication. These have economic implications for international aid programs.
LanguageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Charles Sturt University
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publisher
StatePublished - 2016

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Agricultural research
International communication
Communication
Assessment tools
Electronic mail
International aid
Language barriers
Economics
Developing countries
Face-to-face communication
Cultural economics
Lao PDR

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Ward, W 2016, 'Exploring in-person and technologically-mediated communication within international agricultural research teams', Doctor of Philosophy, Charles Sturt University, Australia.

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Australia : Charles Sturt University, 2016.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral/Master's Thesis

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