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Software Engineers in China and the United States: A Comparison of Cognitive Styles

Poster presented at the APA Convention on August 19, 2005

 

 

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Abstract

·         The number of software projects developed as a collaboration between China and the US is increasing.

·         A good understanding of how culture affects collaborative software development would be useful.

·         Software engineers in China, (n=314) and the US (n=158) completed Allinson and Hayes’ (1996) Cognitive Style Index (CSI) online.

·         An independent samples t-test of means showed the Chinese software engineers to be significantly more analytical than those in the US. 

·         Given the lack of face-to-face contact, cross-cultural software collaborators may especially benefit from recognizing and managing cognitive style differences.

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My Info:

Name:

Elena Marie Papavero, Ph.D.

Email:

elena@monmouth.com

 

 

 

 

 

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