Cultural Differences in Temporal Perceptions and its Application to Running Efficient Global Software Teams

Richard Egan, Marilyn Tremaine, Jerry Fjermestad, Allen Milewski, Patrick O'Sullivan
2006 2006 IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE'06)  
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 survey is proposed to carry out this examination. The survey will be used to examine time-based attitudes and behavior in
more » ... d behavior in globally dispersed teams. These time-based attitudes and behavior will examined to determine if cultural time differences affect team coordination, team communication which will then 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.
doi:10.1109/icgse.2006.261216 dblp:conf/icgse/EganTFMO06 fatcat:hjun7ysvfjhjhmhetbotzc2ebq