Interfaculty differences in collaboration: A study of a multi faculty university
2013 (English)In: Studies in Regional Science, ISSN 1880-6465, Vol. 43, no 1, 47-60 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Prominent research has focused on collaboration and its change through the last decades, from international comparative approaches to relationships between public research organisations and the surrounding society. Within academia, research on collaboration has mostly concerned natural sciences, engineering and technology. Researchers from such disciplines generally possess a more positive attitude to collaboration activities. We aim to add to the research on collaboration with a focus on external and the nature of the internal social capital. This is done by quantitatively analysing a large number of researchers' attitude to collaboration and activity level through a smaller set of questions. The empirical design is exploratory and can be used as a base for the development of further research. The faculties of interest are humanities, social science, and natural science within a multi faculty university. The results demonstrate that professors and researchers from natural science have a more positive attitude towards collaboration. However, researchers from social science are significantly more engaged in collaboration activities than natural scientist. We conclude that the attitude to collaboration and actual participation in collaboration activities not necessarily correlates.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 43, no 1, 47-60 p.
Collaboration, Social science, Natural science, Humanities, Attitudes, Social capital
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-127433DOI: 10.2457/srs.43.47ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84898459032OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-127433DiVA: diva2:644311
JSRSAI (Japan Section of the Regional Science Association International) special session Academic Knowledge Commercialization, Universities and Regional Economic Development, Tokyo, 6-8 October 2012
QC 20140625. Updated from manuscript to article in journal.2013-08-302013-08-302014-06-25Bibliographically approved