Research Collaboration and Team Science A State-of-the-Art Review an

Today in most scientific and technical fields more than 90% of research studies and publications are collaborative, often resulting in high-impact research and development of commercial applications, as reflected in patents. Nowad

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Research Collaboration and Team Science A State-of-the-Art Review and Agenda

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Barry Bozeman Center for Organization Research and Design Arizona State University School of Public Affairs Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Craig Boardman John Glenn School of Public Affairs The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio, USA

ISSN 2195-5816 ISSN 2195-5824 (electronic) ISBN 978-3-319-06467-3      ISBN 978-3-319-06468-0 (eBook) DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-06468-0 Springer Cham Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London Library of Congress Control Number: 2014938624 © The Author 2014 This work is subject to copyright. All rights are reserved by the Publisher, whether the whole or part of the material is concerned, specifically the rights of translation, reprinting, reuse of illustrations, recitation, broadcasting, reproduction on microfilms or in any other physical way, and transmission or information storage and retrieval, electronic adaptation, computer software, or by similar or dissimilar methodology now known or hereafter developed. Exempted from this legal reservation are brief excerpts in connection with reviews or scholarly analysis or material supplied specifically for the purpose of being entered and executed on a computer system, for exclusive use by the purchaser of the work. Duplication of this publication or parts thereof is permitted only under the provisions of the Copyright Law of the Publisher’s location, in its current version, and permission for use must always be obtained from Springer. Permissions for use may be obtained through RightsLink at the Copyright Clearance Center. Violations are liable to prosecution under the respective Copyright Law. The use of general descriptive names, registered names, trademarks, service marks, etc. in this publication does not imply, even in the absence of a specific statement, that such names are exempt from the relevant protective laws and regulations and therefore free for general use. While the advice and information in this book are believed to be true and accurate at the date of publication, neither the authors nor the editors nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein. Printed on acid-free paper Springer is part of Springer Science+Business Media (


The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Andrew Kao, Arizona State University, in acquisition and organization of literature reviewed here and Mary O’Brien, also Arizona State University, for her help in manuscript preparation.



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