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Timing expertise in software development environments

Zeitfaktoren in der Softwareentwicklung
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Ruiz Ben, Esther

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Corporate Editor Technische Universität Berlin, Fak. VI Planen, Bauen, Umwelt, Institut für Soziologie Fachgebiet Techniksoziologie
Abstract In the ICT industry, and particularly in the software sector, knowledge change, the development of expertise and the construction of professionalism are crucial factors for understanding institutional patterns related to professionalisation. This paper draws upon research on professionalisation in the ICT industry conducted in Germany to explore how time regimes regarding innovation, qualification requirements and working time regulations are linked to the structuration of expertise in different organisational settings and correspond to particular and contextual professionalism. Project deadlines play a crucial role in the structuration of expertise as common pattern for IT firms, whereas ongoing education and quality standards integrated into management systems serve to stabilize professionalism in large IT enterprises.
Keywords Federal Republic of Germany; information technology; communication technology; software; working conditions; time; time budget; time factor; time management; time sovereignty; innovation; qualification; IT career; IT industry
Classification Occupational Research, Occupational Sociology
Method descriptive study
Free Keywords software develpment; expertise; structuration; innovation cycles; knowledge management
Document language English
Publication Year 2006
City Berlin
Page/Pages 21 p.
Series TUTS - Working Papers, 4-2006
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Basic Digital Peer Publishing Licence