A systematic review of theory use in studies investigating the motivations of software engineers

@article{Hall2009ASR,
  title={A systematic review of theory use in studies investigating the motivations of software engineers},
  author={Tracy Hall and Nathan Baddoo and Sarah Beecham and Hugh Robinson and Helen Sharp},
  journal={ACM Trans. Softw. Eng. Methodol.},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={10:1-10:29}
}
Motivated software engineers make a critical contribution to delivering successful software systems. Understanding the motivations of software engineers and the impact of motivation on software engineering outcomes could significantly affect the industry's ability to deliver good quality software systems. Understanding the motivations of people generally in relation to their work is underpinned by eight classic motivation theories from the social sciences. We would expect these classic… CONTINUE READING
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