What is Research Collaboration?

Katz, J Sylvan and Martin, Ben R (1997) What is Research Collaboration? Research Policy, 26. pp. 1-18. ISSN 0048-7333

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Although there have been many previous studies of research collaboration, comparatively little attention has been given to the concept of ‘collaboration’ or to the adequacy of attempting to measure it through co-authorship. In this paper, we distinguish between collaboration at different levels and show that inter-institutional and international collaboration need not necessarily involve inter-individual collaboration. We also show that co-authorship is no more than a partial indicator of collaboration. Lastly, we argue for a more symmetrical approach in comparing the costs of collaboration with the undoubted benefits when considering policies towards research collaboration.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: J. Sylvan Katz
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:14
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2012 15:20
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/30446
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