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Management of Science, Serendipity, and Research Performance: Evidence from Scientists' Survey

Kota Murayama, Makoto Nirei, 誠 楡井, Hiroshi Shimizu () and 洋 清水

No 13-13, IIR Working Paper from Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University

Abstract: This study investigates the impact of management style on research performance in science. If a managerial role is played by a leading scientist in the research team, that is considered management-research integration. If not, we consider that management and research are separated. We found that separating the managerial and research role has a positive effect on the number of papers published for that research project. In contrast, management-research integration is positively associated with the quality of the paper through allowing researchers to pursue serendipitous findings. These results show the trade-off between research efficiency and quality in science via who plays the managerial role and the leading research role.

Keywords: science; serendipity; productivity; research management (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 26 pages
Date: 2013-05
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-eff, nep-hrm, nep-ino, nep-ppm and nep-sog
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