This chapter discusses cultural diversity challenges in globally distributed software development and the implications for educating and managing the future global information technology workforce. It argues that the work practices of global software development are facing a variety of challenges associated with cultural diversity, which are manifested in and can be analyzed from three dimensions: the work environment of global software development, the globally distributed knowledge workers, and the global software development work. It further articulates how cultural diversity is manifested in these three dimensions. Furthermore, it highlights the importance of de veloping cultural awareness and cultural diversity understanding as important skills for the future information technology workforce.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Selected Readings on Global Information Technology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Contemporary Applications|
|Number of pages||17|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science(all)