Social and Human Aspects of Software Engineering
The people-intensive nature of software engineering has been understood for some time. Curtis et al  cite a number of studies in a variety of contexts demonstrating "the substantial impact of behavioural (i.e. human and organisational) factors on software productivity", while  believe that software companies are particularly vulnerable to people problems. Despite this recognition, however, McDermid and Bennett  argue that the neglect of people factors in software engineering research has had a detrimental impact on progress in software engineering.
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