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Global Software Engineering

Virtualization and Coordination, 1st Edition

By Gamel O. Wiredu

Auerbach Publications

182 pages

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Hardback: 9780367184810
pub: 2019-07-09
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Coordination is a fundamental problem in global software development (GSD). The practice of GSD suggests clearly that technology, information, and organization interrelate to provide with cost, access, market, teamwork, and development advantages. The disparity between coordination practice and theory is a significant theoretical gap that this book attempts to fill. Virtualization is given primacy ahead of rationality and indeterminacy – two predominant organizational logics – because it is the of GSD. Virtualization encapsulates technology, information, geography and organization better than rationality and indeterminacy because the latter two assume that ICT is instrumental and supportive.

Table of Contents

Coordination Theory. Virtualization of Organization. Enablement of Technology. Management of Information. Exploitation of Geography. Paradox of Organization. Technology Coordination. Illustration.

About the Author

Gamel O. Wiredu is Associate Professor of Information Systems at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. He holds PhD and MSc degrees in Information Systems from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom. He also holds a BSc degree in Planning from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. His research interests are in the relationship between information technology and organizations, specifically in virtual teamwork, digital platforms, and ubiquitous computing. He is the author of Mobile Computer Usability: An Organizational Personality Perspective (Springer: Berlin). His other research has been published in international journals such as Information Systems Journal, European Journal of Information Systems, Information and Organization, Information Technology and People, African Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Global Information Management, Cognition Technology and Work, and Journal of Education and Work. He can be reached via

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / General