The impact of social network structure on coordination gap in distributed work groups Analysis of Open Source projects based on version and bug tracking data
Supervisor: Liaquat Hossain, University of Sydney
Masters Student: Szabolcs Feczak, University of Sydney
This paper tries to extend Social Analysis of Open Source Software Teams and draw relations between network structure and coordination performance. The study takes the goal of fixing software faults in several Open Source Software projects and considers each of these groups as a separate social network. The main question of the study is: What are the implications of a network structure on coordination in a distributed setting ?