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Nemo solus satis sapit: trends of research collaborations in Vietnamese social sciences, using 2008-2017 Scopus data

Tung Ho, Thu Trang Vuong, Viet Ha Nguyen, Nancy K. Napier and Quan-Hoang Vuong
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Thu-Trang Vuong and Quan-Hoang Vuong

No 17-017, Working Papers CEB from ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Abstract: Nemo solus satis sapit – no one can be wise enough on his own. This is particularly true when it comes to collaborations in scientific research, which are essential for the exchange of knowledge, sharing of workloads, and improvement of output quality. Concerns over this issue in Vietnam, a developing country with limited academic resources, led to an in-depth study on Vietnamese social science research, in which data from 410 Vietnamese authors who had international publications recorded in Google Scholar and Scopus during 2008 2017 were collected for analysis. The results showed that more than 90% of scientists had worked with colleagues to publish, and they had collaborated 13 times on average during the time limit of the data sample. These collaborations, both domestic and international, provided authors with significant advantages, boosting their performance (β au.vn = 0.134, p

Keywords: Scientific collaborations; higher education; research institutions; research policy; productivity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I23 O32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 19 p.
Date: 2017-05-31
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