Understanding the Working Time of Developers in IT Companies in China and the United States

Jiayun Zhang, Yang Chen, Qingyuan Gong, Aaron Yi Ding, Yu Xiao, Xin Wang, Pan Hui

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Abstract

We identified three temporal patterns shown in commit activities among Chinese and American companies and found that Chinese businesses are more likely to follow long work hours than American ones. We also conducted a survey on the trends of, reasons for, and results of overtime work. Our study could provide references for developers to choose workplaces and for companies to make regulations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9068220
Pages (from-to)96-106
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Software
Volume38
Issue number2
Early online date2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Companies
  • Rhythm
  • Software
  • Time-frequency analysis
  • Moon
  • Social network services
  • Software engineering
  • working time of developers
  • overtime
  • IT company
  • China
  • United States
  • GitHub

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