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Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego (and Is She a Software Engineer)?
November/December 2010 (vol. 12 no. 6)
pp. 10-13
Phillip A. Laplante, Penn State

Is the practice of software engineering the same in all countries, or are there cultural differences that impact the practice—and possibly the products—of software engineering activities? Can one software licensure exam be applicable in numerous countries?

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3. K. Jablokow and M. Myer, "Managing Cognitive and Cultural Diversity in Global IT Teams," Proc. 5th Int'l Conf. Global Software Eng. (ICGSE 10), IEEE CS Press, 2010, pp. 77–86.
4. C. Ebert and P. De Neve, "Surviving Global Software Development," IEEE Software, Mar./Apr. 2001, pp. 62–69.
5. G. Hofstede, Culture's Consequences: Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions and Organizations Across Nations, Sage Publications, 2001.

Index Terms:
Information technology, software, software engineering
Citation:
Phillip A. Laplante, "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego (and Is She a Software Engineer)?," IT Professional, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 10-13, Nov.-Dec. 2010, doi:10.1109/MITP.2010.155
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