Motivation in Software Engineering: A systematic literature review

  title={Motivation in Software Engineering: A systematic literature review},
  author={Sarah Beecham and Nathan Baddoo and Tracy Hall and Hugh Robinson and Helen Sharp},
  journal={Information & Software Technology},
Objective: In this paper, we present a systematic literature review of motivation in Software Engineering. The objective of this review is to plot the landscape of current reported knowledge in terms of what motivates developers, what de-motivates them and how existing models address motivation. Methods: We perform a systematic literature review of peer reviewed published studies that focus on motivation in Software Engineering. Systematic reviews are well established in medical research and… CONTINUE READING
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