My research focuses on how social structure, the pattern of relationships that exist among interdependent individuals, influences collective outcomes such as group performance, adaptation and relationship duration. I am particularly interested in how structural changes to social systems force individuals to reconfigure their collaborative work. In a second line of research, I study the challenges and opportunities of collaborating through technology, particularly in online communities where the work environment is characterized by a high degree of transparency.
Ph.D. 2011 University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management
B.B.A. 2004 Wilfrid Laurier University
PUBLICATIONS & PAPERS UNDER REVIEW
Stuart, H. C. Structural disruption in interdependent work: Membership change and adaptation in professional hockey teams. Under Review.
Stuart, H. C., & Moore, C. Hard to replicate, hard to replace: The unique value of informal roles in teams. Under Review.
Feng, B., Stuart, H. C., & Berdahl, J. L. Modeling status and performance in work groups over time. Under Review.
Stuart, H. C. (2012). Structural disruption in interdependent work: Membership change and adaptation in professional hockey teams. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
Dabbish, L., Stuart, H. C., Tsay, J., & Herbsleb, J. (2012). Social coding in GitHub: Transparency and collaboration in an open software repository. CSCW 2012: Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work.
Stuart, H. C., Dabbish, L., Kiesler, S., Kinnard, P., & Kang, R. (2012). Social transparency in networked information exchange: A theoretical framework. CSCW 2012: Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work.
Berdahl, J. L. & Stuart, H. C. (2010). Group Development. In J. M. Levine and M. A. Hogg (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
WORK IN PROGRESS
Stuart, H. C., Moon, S., & Casciaro, T. The Oscar curse: Career discontinuity, power imbalance and relational survival. http://ssrn.com/abstract=1749612. Additional analyses and data collection underway.
Dabbish, L., Stuart, H. C., Tsay, J., & Herbsleb, J. Coordination and asynchronous knowledge transfer in a transparent work environment. Manuscript in preparation; additional data collection underway.
Stuart, H. C., Dabbish, L., Tsay, J., & Herbsleb, J. Persistent collaboration in software development teams. Data analysis.
SELECTED MEDIA COVERAGE
The Financial Times; New York Times Economix Blog; Time Magazine; The Huffington Post; Science Daily; The Globe and Mail