Benefits gained from dimensions of social capital: a study of software developers in Sri Lanka

  title={Benefits gained from dimensions of social capital: a study of software developers in Sri Lanka},
  author={Vathsala Wickramasinghe and Purnima Weliwitigoda},
  journal={IT & People},
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the dimensions of social capital and how these help software developers employed in the offshore outsourced software development sector in Sri Lanka to gain benefits of knowledge sharing, job openings and job security, and career advancement. Design/methodology/approach – A survey methodology was used and 105 software developers responded. Multiple regression was used for the data analysis. Findings – Social relations, the number of networks… CONTINUE READING
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