Collaborative Research and Funding Sources: Opportunities or Limitations?

Monday, 17 February 2014
Water Tower (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Jonathon Mote , George Washington University, Washington, DC
Collaborative research has been increasingly identified as a strategy for achieving greater scientific and technological innovations. While increased collaboration can enhance research opportunities, it also entails significant coordination costs. This study combines intra- and inter-organizational data drawn from a sample of research projects across several disciplines in order to explore the organizational responses of projects engaged in significant collaborative activity and the types of coordination mechanisms utilized to manage the collaborations.