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The Effects of shift work structures on information technology professionals in Sri Lankan software companies

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dc.contributor.advisor Wickramasinghe, VM De Silva, RKCR 2019-01-11T23:04:59Z 2019-01-11T23:04:59Z
dc.description.abstract Shift work is a concept that has implemented to cover full working hours o f a company or to utilize the resources in efficient manner. In shift system, the employees have to work outside the normal 8 A M - 5 PM working hours and shift system defines the exact working period based on the available resources and the requirements. This type o f shift systems available in many fields around the world and it is common to the IT field as well. There are several studies carried out in other fields like production companies, high tech institutes, doctors, nurses, and security firms. In Sri Lanka, there were lack of studies performed on shift systems and especially in IT field; it is hard to find any literature. With the emerging trends in global IT, Sri Lanka has immense o f opportunities in sdftware development, IT service, and Business Process Outsourcing. Sri Lanka needs to be ready with the standards and the necessary studies to face that challenge. To serve the global IT requirements, Sri Lankan software companies may have to work around the clock to cover customer requirements. In that juncture, the shift systems come in to the IT field. It is very important to study on available shift systems in IT field as then one day there could be a standard on defining the shift systems. At the same time as in the other fields, there are and will be lots of positive and negative impacts on the workers due to work on shifts in IT field. It is vital to study on that as well. As a country going forward to become the top level in IT industry, more importantly need to identify the coping mechanisms used and can be used by the IT professionals. en_US
dc.title The Effects of shift work structures on information technology professionals in Sri Lankan software companies en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US Master of Business Administration in Management of Technology en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Management of Technology en_US 2010-12
dc.identifier.accno 104404 en_US

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