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Scientometrics

, Volume 7, Issue 1–2, pp 39–53 | Cite as

Cooperation structure, group size and productivity in research groups

  • Hildrun Kretschmer
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Abstract

A research group is considered to be a system and the scientists the elements in this system. The degree of interaction among scientists is determined by means of a complex structure measure for groups. It is shown that optimum cooperation structures depend on group size. In addition, it was possible to determine an optimum group size. Various hypotheses have been verified employing the same data material by using several levels of the structure measure.

Keywords

Research Group Group Size Structure Measure Data Material Optimum Group 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hildrun Kretschmer
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  1. 1.Institute of Theory, History and Organization of ScienceAcademy of Sciences of the GDRBerlin(GDR)

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