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Diversity in one dimension alongside greater similarity in others: evidence from FP7 cooperative research teams

Alex Coad (), Sara Amoroso and Nicola Grassano ()
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Nicola Grassano: Joint Research Centre, European Commission

The Journal of Technology Transfer, 2017, vol. 42, issue 5, 1170-1183

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Diversity; Collaborative teams; FP7 research funding (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O32 O38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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