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This study presents an analysis of the most recent literature addressing global software engineering (GSE). The primary purpose is to understand what issues are being addressed and how research is being carried out in GSE – and comparatively, what work is not being conducted. We examine the current state of GSE research using a new Systematic Snapshot(More)
Developing software for high-dependable space applications and systems is a formidable task. With new political and market pressures on the space industry to deliver more software at a lower cost, optimization of their methods and standards need to be investigated. The industry has to follow standards that strictly set quality goals and prescribes(More)
Global Software Engineering (GSE) research contains few examples consciously applying what Glass and colleagues have termed an 'evaluative-critical' approach. In this study we apply dilemma analysis to conduct a critical review of a major (and ongoing) near shore Business Process Outsourcing project in New Zealand. The project has become so troubled that a(More)
Software engineering and computer science students conduct a capstone project during the final year of their degree programs. These projects are essential in validating that students have gained required knowledge and they can synthesize and use that knowledge to solve real world problems. However, the external requirements on educational programs often do(More)
This paper reports our extended analysis of the recent literature addressing global software engineering (GSE), using a new Systematic Snapshot Mapping (SSM) technique. The primary purpose of this work is to understand what issues are being addressed and how research is being carried out in GSE – and comparatively, what work is not being conducted. We(More)
The trends in the level and pattern of women's employment in Pakistan in terms of supply and demand factors which influence women's participation in the labor market are discussed. Women's labor participation is underestimated in official sources such as the Labor Force Survey (LFS) and the Population Census. Figures which were obtained from micro level(More)
Already large, the population of South Asia is growing rapidly. Stable and high levels of fertility along with declining mortality have built a population in which approximately 45% of the total is younger than 15 years old. Women in South Asia comprise almost one-third of the world's female population. The average woman in the region marries young and(More)
Developing software for high-dependability space applications and systems is a formidable task. The industry has a long tradition of developing standards that strictly sets quality goals and prescribes engineering processes and methods to fulfill them. The ECSS standards is a recent addition, but being built on the PSS-05, it has a legacy of plan-driven(More)
This study is directed towards highlighting tensions of incoming and outgoing vendors during outsourcing in a near-shore context. Incoming-and-outgoing of vendors generate a complex form of relationship in which the participating organizations cooperate and compete simultaneously. It is of great importance to develop knowledge about this kind of(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics of female-headed households in Pakistan. "[A] sample of 680 working women will be used to analyse the economic situation of households headed by women relative to households headed by men. The paper will compare income levels, household size and composition and employment patterns in the two(More)