Six degrees of jonathan grudin: A social network analysis of the evolution and impact of CSCW research

Daniel B. Horn*, Thomas A. Finholt, Jeremy P. Birnholtz, Dheeraj Motwani, Swapnaa Jayaraman

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe the evolution and impact of computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) research through social network analysis of coauthorship data. A network of authors as nodes and shared papers as links is used to compare patterns of growth and collaboration in CSCW with other domains, such as high-energy physics and computer science. Further, the coauthorship network data are used to depict dynamic changes in the structure of CSCW collaborations over time. Examination of these changes shows high volatility in the composition of the CSCW research community over decade-long time spans. These data are augmented by a brief citation analysis of recent CSCW conferences. We discuss the implications of the CSCW findings in terms of the influence of CSCW research on the larger field of HCI research as well as the general utility of social network analysis for understanding patterns of collaboration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer Supported Cooperative Work - Conference Proceedings, CSCW 2004
Pages582-591
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventComputer Supported Cooperative Work - Conference Proceedings, CSCW 2004 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2004Nov 10 2004

Other

OtherComputer Supported Cooperative Work - Conference Proceedings, CSCW 2004
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period11/6/0411/10/04

Keywords

  • Coauthorship
  • Collaboration
  • Computer-supported cooperative work
  • Social network analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Horn, D. B., Finholt, T. A., Birnholtz, J. P., Motwani, D., & Jayaraman, S. (2004). Six degrees of jonathan grudin: A social network analysis of the evolution and impact of CSCW research. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work - Conference Proceedings, CSCW 2004 (pp. 582-591)