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Culture in global software development - a weakness or strength?

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dc.contributor.author Deshpande, Sadhana
dc.contributor.author Richardson, Ita
dc.contributor.author Casey, Valentine
dc.contributor.author Beecham, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-02T13:42:13Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-02T13:42:13Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/692
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Cultural diversity is assumed to be a fundamental issue in global software development. Research carried out to date has raised concerns over how to manage cultural differences in global software development. Our empirical research in India, a major outsourcing destination, has helped us investigate this complex issue of global software development. A triangulated study based on a questionnaire, telephonic interviews and structured face-to-face interviews with 15 Project Managers and Senior Executives has revealed how they cope with the demands of cultural differences imposed by a geographically distributed environment. This research study brings forward various techniques initiated by these project managers to deal with cultural differences that exist within geographically distributed software development teams. We also discuss different strategies and make a case to explain how to build on and take advantage of cultural differences that exist in global software development. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 5th IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE), 2010;pp. 67 - 76
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICGSE.2010.16
dc.subject cultural diversity en_US
dc.subject global software development en_US
dc.subject outsourcing en_US
dc.title Culture in global software development - a weakness or strength? en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.relation.projectid 03/CE2/I303_1
dc.relation.projectid 08/IN.1/I2030


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