Cultural differences in temporal perceptions and its application to running efficient global software teams

Richard W. Egan, Marilyn Tremaine, Jerry Fjermestad, Allen Milewski, Patrick O'Sullivan

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Abstract

Global software development has been found to be a difficult undertaking, in particular, when members of a single team are not co-located. Studies have looked at the impact of different cultural backgrounds, communication structures and temporal distance on the team's effectiveness. This research proposes to examine the impact of culturally based perceptions of time. A gap analysis is proposed to carry out this examination. The gap that will be measured is the gap between time-based attitudes and behavior in team unit A and team unit B where units A and B are part of the same team but are not co-located. These timebased attitudes and behavior will be compared to measures of team satisfaction and team effectiveness. A model of the impact of the temporal cultural differences and their effect on team performance is presented and the proposed research for testing this model is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2006 IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering, ICGSE 2006
Pages55-61
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering, ICGSE 2006 - Florianopolis, Brazil
Duration: Oct 16 2006Oct 19 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2006 IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering, ICGSE 2006

Other

Other2006 IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering, ICGSE 2006
CountryBrazil
CityFlorianopolis
Period10/16/0610/19/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software

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