Title: Diversity in one dimension alongside greater similarity in others: Evidence from FP7 cooperative research teams
Authors: COAD ALEXANDERAMOROSO SARAGRASSANO NICOLA
Citation: JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER vol. 42 no. 5 p. 1170-1183
Publisher: SPRINGER
Publication Year: 2017
JRC N°: JRC105884
ISSN: 0892-9912
URI: https://rd.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s10961-017-9563-2.pdf
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC105884
DOI: 10.1007/s10961-017-9563-2
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Although diversity between team members may bring benefits of new perspectives, nevertheless, what holds a team together is some degree of similarity. We theorise that diversity in one dimension is traded off against diversity in another. Our analysis of collaborative research teams that received FP7 funding presents robust results that indicators of diversity in several dimensions – diversity of organizational form (universities, firms, etc.), diversity in nationality, and inequality in project funding share – are negatively correlated with each other.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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