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
Pages (from-to)96-106
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Software
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

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

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