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Scientific Collaboration on the Internet$
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Gary M. Olson, Ann Zimmerman, and Nathan Bos

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262151207

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262151207.001.0001

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Collaborative Research across Disciplinary and Organizational Boundaries

Collaborative Research across Disciplinary and Organizational Boundaries

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(p.98) (p.99) 5 Collaborative Research across Disciplinary and Organizational Boundaries
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Scientific Collaboration on the Internet
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Jonathon N. Cummings

Sara Kiesler

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262151207.003.0006

This chapter suggests that multidisciplinary research covering different disciplines and organizations is essential for the success of collaborative scientific research efforts. It states that multidisciplinary collaborations need to emphasize ensuring better interpersonal relationships within a project for its success. The chapter finds that more and more experts and scientists are favouring multidisciplinary collaborations as these efforts promote innovation. It also reveals that multidisciplinary collaborations need to adopt new approaches to coordinate collaborative research efforts and achieve desired results. The chapter finds that the success of multidisciplinary collaborations will depend on better coordination between different disciplines and organizational setups.

Keywords:   multidisciplinary collaboration, interpersonal relationship, scientists, innovation, organizational setup

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