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Demographic Diversity in Teams: The Challenges, Benefits, and Management Strategies

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Strategies for Team Science Success


This chapter focuses on the role that demographic diversity plays in team science and identifies potential areas of future research. The growth in collaborative research and diversity within the scientific workforce are distinct yet connected trends. The range of twenty-first century health challenges is increasingly complex, and both collaborative efforts and diverse perspectives will be required to meet these challenges. Successful science teams, particularly those involving scientists from different disciplines and backgrounds, hinge upon effective team integration strategies and approaches (cite other chapters in team science book). The two areas of scholarship overlap and may benefit from a more coordinated approach to integrate both concepts and approaches.

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  • 03 March 2020

    The published version of the book has missed to include the corresponding authors’ e-mail address for chapters 14, 35 and 44. Affiliation correction provided for the author Dr. Milton Eder in chapter 9 has been missed to update in the list of contributors. The affiliation detail for the author Dr. Stephen M were published incorrectly in chapter 33. Also, the text in the Abstract section which reads “(cite other chapters in team science book).” was not removed during the copy editing stage. These errors have been corrected, and the text has been updated in the book.


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Gibbs, K.D., Han, A., Lun, J. (2019). Demographic Diversity in Teams: The Challenges, Benefits, and Management Strategies. In: Hall, K., Vogel, A., Croyle, R. (eds) Strategies for Team Science Success. Springer, Cham.

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