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Using the sociotechnical approach in global software developments : Is the theory relevant today?

Crofts, Merete, Fraunholz, Bardo and Warren, Matthew 2008, Using the sociotechnical approach in global software developments : Is the theory relevant today?, in ACIS2008 : Creating the future : transforming research into practice : Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS, [Christchurch, New Zealand], pp. 250-260.

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Title Using the sociotechnical approach in global software developments : Is the theory relevant today?
Author(s) Crofts, Merete
Fraunholz, Bardo
Warren, Matthew
Conference name Australasian Conference on Information Systems (19th : 2008 : Christchurch, New Zealand)
Conference location Christchurch, New Zealand
Conference dates 3-5 December 2008
Title of proceedings ACIS2008 : Creating the future : transforming research into practice : Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Editor(s) Mills, Annette
Huff, Sid
Publication date 2008
Conference series Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Start page 250
End page 260
Publisher ACIS
Place of publication [Christchurch, New Zealand]
Keyword(s) software development
sociotechnical
virtual and organisations
Summary Global software development teams are highly dependent on technology for daily activities and production. Researchers have investigated the areas such as communication and time-zone difficulties when working across global boundaries during the last decade. However, this research explores job satisfaction, efficiency and the quality of working life of people working in a medium sized globally distributed software development organisation. It is assumed that the work structures of organisations of today are influenced by the theories from the past. This paper focus upon the issues that faces an Australian organisation involved in global software development, the research compares and contrasts the feelings of the employees using a Sociotechnical approach. The discussion highlights several problems areas specific to the organisation which will lay the foundation for future research.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
ISBN 9780473145286
Language eng
Field of Research 080611 Information Systems Theory
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2008, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018105

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