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What Do We Know about Developer Motivation?
July/August 2008 (vol. 25 no. 4)
pp. 92-94
Tracy Hall, Brunel University
Helen Sharp, Open University
Sarah Beecham, Brunel University
Nathan Baddoo, University of Hertfordshire
Hugh Robinson, Open University
Software engineers will do better work and stay with a company if they are motivated—as a result the success of software projects is likely to improve. The authors use the findings from their in-depth review of the 92 studies published in the last 25 years on software engineer motivation to give an overview of what managers need to know to improve motivation among their employees.

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Index Terms:
software developers, motivation, management
Citation:
Tracy Hall, Helen Sharp, Sarah Beecham, Nathan Baddoo, Hugh Robinson, "What Do We Know about Developer Motivation?," IEEE Software, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 92-94, July-Aug. 2008, doi:10.1109/MS.2008.105
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