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Interdisciplinarity: who reaps the benefits?

Thomas Grebel (), Uwe Cantner () and Julia Schumm
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Julia Schumm: Department of Cardiology

Eurasian Business Review, 2019, vol. 9, issue 1, No 6, 103-114

Abstract: Abstract Interdisciplinary research has become increasingly popular in medical science. It offers a large potential for new perspectives, new inventions, and for researchers more opportunities to publish. Whether all researchers benefit equally from this opportunity when doing interdisciplinary research is unclear. Using data from a survey on German researchers in medical clinics and institutes, we investigate the determinants of research success measured by publication. We control for organizational differences and researchers’ experience level. Running negative binomial regressions, the results suggest that interdisciplinary research is beneficial for researchers on the executive level at institutes with little patient care. On lower hierarchical levels, interdisciplinary research contributes less to publication performance.

Keywords: Knowledge creation; Basic research; Interdisciplinarity; Research incentives; Empirical research (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I00 O31 D01 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1007/s40821-018-0102-3

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