Petra Bosch-Sijtsema

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Three trends accelerate the increase in complexity of large‐scale software development, i.e. software product lines, global development and software ecosystems. For the case study companies we studied, these trends caused several problems, which are organized around architecture, process and organization, and the problems are related to the efficiency and(More)
Virtual organisations (VO) are often characterised by their loose structure, lack of hierarchy and their empowered geographically dispersed members. However, in this paper we claim that there is a certain structure present in a VO. This structure can be found in specific roles identified in two VO case studies. The roles are within knowledge teams around a(More)
Dr. Petra M. Bosch-Sijtsema∗ (corresponding author) Chalmers University of Technology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, division of Construction Management, Sven Hultins gata 8, SE – 412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden, Phone: +46-31-772-1945 Email: Petra.Bosch@Chalmers.se Dr. Anu Sivunen Aalto University School of Science, BIT Research Centre / Work Psychology(More)
In organisational science, new organisational concepts such as business process reengineering and virtual organisations are developed. These new types of organisation have more advanced and diierent requirements on their information technology (IT) support, since the relation between the organisation and its IT system is much tighter for these organisation(More)
Despite the increasing attention to multi-cultural collaboration, power in global distributed teams is hardly discussed in research. We used a qualitative, interpretive research method to study four multi-cultural teams from three globally distributed companies in the electronics and software industry in Asia, US, and Europe. Geographic distance hindered(More)