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Avron Barr and
Shirley Tessler


Co-Directors,
Software Research Team,
Stanford Computer Industry Project





Selected Publications:

Stanford-Korea IT Research Project

Software Entrepreneurism and Economic Development, Avron Barr & Shirley Tessler, Slides from the talk presented at the US-Japan Technology Research Center, Stanford University, December 2, 1999.

Software Entrepreneurism in Korea, Shirley Tessler & Avron Barr. Slides from the talk presented at the Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University, October 19, 1999.

The Software Talent Shortage

Will Componentware Save Us from the Software Talent Shortage?Avron Barr, Web Builder Conference, San Francisco, April 1998, slide presentation.

Letter to the Editor, Avron Barr & Shirley Tessler, San Jose Mercury News, published February 22, 1998.

Strategies for Survival. Avron Barr & Shirley Tessler, January 1998. (A version of this paper,entitled Treasuring IT Talent, appeared in Compuware's InTelligence Magazine, Volume 2, No. 1, 1998)

How Will the Software Talent Shortage End? Avron Barr & Shirley Tessler, November 1997. (A version of this article appeared in the January 1998 issue of American Programmer.)

Notes on Human Resource Issues in the Software Industry and Their Implications for Business and Government,Avron Barr & Shirley Tessler. Talk presented to the NSTC Presidential Advisory Committee on High-Performance Computing and Communications, Information Technology, and the Next Generation Internet, Washington, DC, October 30, 1997.

The Software Talent Shortage, the Impact on the Software IndustryShirley Tessler & Avron Barr. Slides from the talk presented to the Enterprise Software Roundtable, September 4, 1997.

Outline of Arguments About the Software Talent ShortageAvron Barr & Shirley Tessler. Talk presented to the Enterprise Software Roundtable, September 4, 1997.

Report on the SCIP Software Labor Roundtable: Discussions regarding the global software labor supply. Shirley Tessler & Avron Barr, June 1997.

The Software Shortage. Avron Barr & Shirley Tessler, March 1997. (A version of this article appeared in Distributed Object Computing in April 1997.)

Software R&D Strategies of Developing Countries. Shirley Tessler & Avron Barr, January 1997.

The Globalization of Software R&D: The Search for Talent. Avron Barr & Shirley Tessler, December 1996.

Good Programmers Are Hard To Find: An Alternative Perspective on the Immigration Of Engineers Avron Barr & Shirley Tessler, October 1996.

The Software Industry

Silicon Valley: A Special Place for High-Tech Innovation, Shirley Tessler & Avron Barr, Slides for Finnish Science & Technology Careers Summer Camp, Stanford, CA, August 1998.

A Pilot Survey of Software Product Management Shirley Tessler & Avron Barr, In the Proceedings of the Software Engineering Process Group '97 Conference, San Jose CA, March 1997.

Slides from the talk at the Software Engineering Process Group '97 Conference. Shirley Tessler & Avron Barr, San Jose CA, March 1997.

The US Domination Of Worldwide Software Products Sales Increased in 1995. Avron Barr & Shirley Tessler, October 1996.

Some Thoughts on Regulating the NII, Shirley Tessler, In the Proceedings of Infotech Malaysia '95, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 1995.

US Initiatives on the National Information Infrastructure, Avron Barr, talk presented at Infotech Malaysia '95, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 1995.

US Software Products Publishers: Trends and Issues, Avron Barr and Shirley Tessler, talk presented at Stanford Computer Industry Forum, September 1995.

An Overview of the Software Industry Study, Avron Barr & Shirley Tessler, June 1995.

Revising the Classification of the Software Industry, A Recommendation to the Economic Classification Policy Committee of the US Office of Management and Budget, Avron Barr, Shirley Tessler & Brian Lent, March 1995.

IS 2000: A New Role for Corporate IS Departments and People, Avron Barr, An address to Software Development conferences in San Jose, 1993, Washington, 1994, San Francisco, 1995.

AI and Expert Systems

Expert Systems: A Technology Before Its Time, Avron Barr & Shirley Tessler, AI Expert, May 1995.

Qualitative Structural Analysis Using Diagrammatic Reasoning, Shirley Tessler, Yumi Iwasaki and Kincho Law, In the proceedings of the 1995 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Montreal, August 1995.

Active Information Systems: The Evolution of Expert Systems Technology, Avron Barr, IEEE Expert, July 1993.

Systems That Know That They Don't Understand. Avron Barr, Presented at Cognitiva 85: Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience, Centre d'Etudes des Systemes et des Technologies Avancees, Paris, June 1985.

Help Desk Automation and Knowledge Management

The Central Role of Knowledge Technology in the Transformation of HR, Avron Barr & Shirley Tessler, working paper, September 1998.

Knowledge Management in the Information Age, Avron Barr, slide presentation for Documation '98 panel, "Whither Knowledge Management Technology," March 1998.

Six Myths About Knowledge Management, Avron Barr, slide presentation, April 1997.

Software Trends at the Help Desk, Avron Barr, Intelligent Software Strategies, September 1992.

Knowledge Distribution at the Help Desk:The Future of Corporate Information Systems, Avron Barr, Information Center Magazine, May 1991.


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