The article discusses the perception of managers in the eyes of software engineers, by the use of professionalization and occupational culture theory. The programmers' perception of career, organizations and management is depicted, basing on unstructured open-ended interviews. The two vocations are confronted and their culture clash, as described by the interviewed software engineers, analyzed. The study is qualitative, performative and interpretive.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.