Exploring national culture in software development practices

Cater-Steel, Aileen and Toleman, Mark (2006) Exploring national culture in software development practices. In: European Systems and Software Process Improvement and Innovation 2006 (EuroSPI 2006), 11-13 Oct 2006, Joensuu, Finland.

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Abstract

[Abstract]: The software development industry has become globalised. Trends which have contributed to globalisation include the maturation of software industries in developing countries, collaborative teams covering extended geographic areas, and migration of computing professionals. This paper analyses the Australian computer professional workforce and determines that 40 percent of computing professionals were not born in Australia. Results from surveys about adoption of software development best practice conducted in 16 countries are then summarised and analysed using Hofstede's cultural dimensions. The discussion considers the efficacy of the concept 'national culture' in light of the analysis and concludes that information systems researchers need to reconsider what national culture is, and how it can best be measured.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This is the author's version of a paper to be published in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. No evidence of copyright restrictions on web site.
Depositing User: Dr Aileen Cater-Steel
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:33
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: national culture, globalisation, software development best practice, Australia, Australian, computer professional workforce
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200206 Globalisation and Culture
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080309 Software Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1004

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