Organization and role of international collaboration in research production; multinational research studies have a greater research impact than research without an international presence

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Abstract:

The prevalence of multi-national and cross-disciplinary collaborative in the production of knowledge defines modern science as a social enterprise that extends beyond political, social, and geographic boundaries. The purpose of this study was to assess global trends in the composition and impact of multinational research teams. By examining the bibliometric data of 3.7 million primary research articles published from 1975 to 2005, it was ascertained that the frequency and scale of international collaborations has increased globally. Of note, the publications of many countries associated with lower research output were more often consistently affiliated with other nations across the time frame studied. By analyzing the number of times a publication is cited, it was discovered that multinational research studies have a greater research impact than research without an international presence, although the number of affiliated nations does not strictly correlate with citations. Taken together, this study provides insight into the dynamics of research teams which may better inform us how scientific partnerships between countries may be fostered and which collaborations may be advantageous.

The author:”This study demonstrates that multinationalteams have an increasing role in the production of knowledge and are evolving into larger scale structures of three or more nationalities. It was  also shown that developing countries are more often associated with international  collaboratives when compared to developed countries. Lastly, the citation advantage of  international collaborations diminishes with larger collaborations (three or more national  affiliations) irrespective of the year of publication.”

 

Source:

Organization and role of international collaboration in research production  Hsieh, David  PhD thesis, The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix  

2013-03

 

Fulltext: http://arizona.openrepository.com/arizona/bitstream/10150/281178/1/Hsieh,%20David.pdf

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About Wilfred Mijnhardt
RMIMR is my virtual playground, a place to reflect on issues from my professional context, my job as Policy Director at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). RSM is the international university based business school at Erasmus University Rotterdam. More info here: www.rsm.nl Here is my list of relevant publications on the topic of my RMIMR weblog: http://www.mendeley.com/collections/694621/RMIMR-Repository/ The rss feed for my RMIMR collection is here: http://www.mendeley.com/collections/rss/694621/ Here is my other weblog on impact of research: http://www.scoop.it/t/dualimpact

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