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Code clones are similar code segments. Researchers have proposed many techniques to detect, understand and eliminate code clones. However, due to lack of deeper understandings of reasons of cloning practices, especially from personal and organizational perspectives, little effective support can be provided to alleviate maintenance problems caused by code clones. In this paper, we report an industrial study on investigating reasons of cloning practices in large-scale software development fromdoi:10.1109/icsm.2012.6405284 dblp:conf/icsm/ZhangPXZ12 fatcat:6pstzugpq5cnbja5og22vnbuwa