A multi-level analysis of factors affecting software developers' intention to reuse software assets: An empirical investigation

Vidhya Mellarkod, Radha Appan, Donald R. Jones, Karma Sherif

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Abstract

Reuse of software assets in application development has held promise but faced challenges. In addressing these challenges, research has focused on organizational- and project-level factors while neglecting grass-root level adoption of reusable assets. Our research investigated factors associated with individual software developers' intention to reuse software assets and integrated them in TAM. Towards that end, 13 project managers were interviewed and 207 software developers were surveyed in India. Results revealed that the technological-level (infrastructure), and individual-level factors (reuse-related experience and self-efficacy) were major determinants. Implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-625
Number of pages13
JournalInformation and Management
Volume44
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007

Keywords

  • Behavioral intention
  • Software developers
  • Software reuse
  • Technology acceptance

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