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Software engineers’ perceptions of factors in motivation

Sach, Rien; Sharp, Helen and Petre, Marian (2011). Software engineers’ perceptions of factors in motivation. In: 5th International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, ESEM 2011, 22-23 September 2011, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

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Abstract

Recent research suggests that the motivating factors in software engineering are evolving and that our current understanding of motivation in software engineering might be out of date. This paper presents an analysis of semi-structured interviews with 13 professional software engineers. The data suggests that ‘the work’ continues to be enjoyable and that ‘people’ are important, but that ‘obstacles’ really sap the energy of software engineers.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 IEEE
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Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, ESEM 2011, Banff, AB, Canada, September 22-23, 2011. IEEE 2011, ISBN 978-1-4577-2203-5, pp. 368-371

Keywords: motivation; software development; professional software engineers
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 30432
Depositing User: Rien Sach
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2012 12:28
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2012 15:15
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/30432
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