Title: The interplay among software volatility, complexity and development outcomes: evidence from open source software
Authors: Jorge A. Colazo
Addresses: Business School – Department of Finance and Decision Sciences, Trinity University, Office CGC 305, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78238, USA
Abstract: The study posits a mediating role of software complexity in the association between software volatility and different software development outcomes. Empirical tests using data from 326 open source software projects support such a partial mediating role of software complexity in the association between software volatility and development outcomes. Archival data is tested using an ordinary least squares mediated model. The paper uses productivity, defect count and development speed as dependent variables.
Keywords: software complexity; software volatility; open source software; OSS; software development; development speed; software quality; ordinary least squares; OLS; productivity; defect count.
International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2015 Vol.14 No.2/3, pp.160 - 171
Received: 18 Sep 2012
Accepted: 18 Sep 2013
Published online: 18 Mar 2015 *