Barry Bozeman and Craig Boardman's book Research Collaboration and Team Science: A State-of-the-Art Review and Agenda
Barry Bozeman and Craig Boardman's book Research Collaboration and Team Science: A State-of-the-Art Review and Agenda was published in June by Springer Publishers. The book is part of the series SpringerBriefs in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. IBSN: 978-3-319-06468-0.
Co-Author Craig Boardman is a CORD fellow and Associate Professor in the Glenn School of Public Affairs, Ohio State University, and Associate Director of the Battelle Center for Science and Technology Policy.
Here is an excerpt from the publisher's description of the book:
- Identifies ways in which research can improve public policy for collaboration and project-level management of collaborations
- Develops a multi-factored model using Scientific and Technical Human Capital (STHC) theory as a point of departure
- Explores various factors affecting collaboration outcomes, with particular attention to institutional factors such as industry-university relations and the rise of large-scale university research centers
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. Nowadays in many areas of science, collaboration is not a preference but, literally, a work prerequisite. The purpose of this book is to review and critique the burgeoning scholarship on research collaboration. The authors seek to identify gaps in theory and research and identify the ways in which existing research can be used to improve public policy for collaboration and to improve project-level management of collaborations using Scientific and Technical Human Capital (STHC) theory as a framework.
Broadly speaking, STHC is the sum of scientific and technical and social knowledge, skills and resources embodied in a particular individual. It is both human capital endowments, such as formal education and training and social relations and network ties that bind scientists and the users of science together. Using a multi-factor model, the book explores various factors affecting collaboration outcomes, with particular attention on institutional factors such as industry-university relations and the rise of large-scale university research centers.
The book is available in both an e-book ($39.99) and a softcover printed edition ($54.99).
From the Publisher: http://www.springer.com/economics/r+%26+d/book/978-3-319-06467-3
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