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Do cultural factors affect waiting lines?

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Question 1:
Cultural factors affect waiting lines. For example, fast checkout lines (e.g., 10 items or fewer) are uncommon in Japan. Why do you think this is so?

Question 2:
What is the major cost trade-off that must be made in managing waiting line situations?

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Question 1:
Cultural factors affect waiting lines. For example, fast checkout lines (e.g., 10 items or fewer) are uncommon in Japan. Why do you think this is so?
The cultural factors that affect waiting lines are the perceptions of waiting line in that culture. For instance, if waiting lines are perceived positively in Japan it is so because the products for which the customers are waiting is perceived as desirable.
The point is that people in Japan have positive feelings towards queuing up. A long queue is a sign of popularity and a strong ...

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This solution discusses cultural factors that affect wait-lines and major cost trade-offs in 273 words.

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