Mind the gap! Understanding knowledge in global software teams

Aini Aman, Brian Nicholson

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Abstract

This paper presents a conceptual framework and preliminary empirical analysis of knowledge gaps between global software team members in the UK and India. Drawing on episodes from rich case study evidence of a UK software firm based in the UK and software development sites in India, the conceptual framework is used to explore the data and to understand the knowledge gaps encountered. These are in relation to the level of knowledge, educational background, and experience of members. This study unpacks the notion of knowledge of software development into domain, technical, and application knowledge and considers the implications of prior knowledge, experience, and education background. It is anticipated from the preliminary findings that a practical and theoretical contribution will improve our understanding of the complexities of knowledge in such global arrangements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFIP International Federation for Information Processing
Pages321-330
Number of pages10
Volume267
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameIFIP International Federation for Information Processing
Volume267
ISSN (Print)15715736

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Software
India
Education
Knowledge gap
Software development
Conceptual framework
Empirical analysis
Prior knowledge
Knowledge application

Keywords

  • Global software teams
  • Knowledge management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management

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Aman, A., & Nicholson, B. (2008). Mind the gap! Understanding knowledge in global software teams. In IFIP International Federation for Information Processing (Vol. 267, pp. 321-330). (IFIP International Federation for Information Processing; Vol. 267). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09768-8_23

Mind the gap! Understanding knowledge in global software teams. / Aman, Aini; Nicholson, Brian.

IFIP International Federation for Information Processing. Vol. 267 2008. p. 321-330 (IFIP International Federation for Information Processing; Vol. 267).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Aman, A & Nicholson, B 2008, Mind the gap! Understanding knowledge in global software teams. in IFIP International Federation for Information Processing. vol. 267, IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, vol. 267, pp. 321-330. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09768-8_23
Aman A, Nicholson B. Mind the gap! Understanding knowledge in global software teams. In IFIP International Federation for Information Processing. Vol. 267. 2008. p. 321-330. (IFIP International Federation for Information Processing). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09768-8_23
Aman, Aini ; Nicholson, Brian. / Mind the gap! Understanding knowledge in global software teams. IFIP International Federation for Information Processing. Vol. 267 2008. pp. 321-330 (IFIP International Federation for Information Processing).
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