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dc.contributor.authorBoudreau, Kevin
dc.contributor.authorGanguli Prokopovych, Ina
dc.contributor.authorGaule, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorGuinan, Eva Catharina
dc.contributor.authorLakhani, Karim R
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-04T18:26:29Z
dc.date.issued2012-09-04
dc.identifier.citationBoudreau, Kevin, Ina Ganguli, Patrick Gaule, Eva Guinan, and Karim Lakhani. "Colocation and Scientific Collaboration: Evidence from a Field Experiment." Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 13-023, August 2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:9502859
dc.description.abstractWe present the results of a field experiment conducted within the Harvard Medical School system of hospitals and research centers to understand how colocation impacts the likelihood of scientific collaboration. We introduce exogenous colocation and face-to-face interactions for a random subset of biomedical researchers responding to an opportunity to apply for a research grant. While the overall baseline likelihood of any two researchers collaborating is small, we find that random colocation significantly increases the likelihood of pair-level co-application by almost 70%. The effect of exogenous colocation on subsequent collaboration was greater for previous coauthors, pairs including a woman, and pairs researching similar clinical areas. Our results suggest that matching between scientists may be subject to considerable frictions—even among those in relatively close geographic proximity and in the same organizational system. At the same time, even a brief and focused intervention facilitating face-to-face interactions can provide information that impacts the formation of scientific collaborations.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.titleColocation and Scientific Collaboration: Evidence from a Field Experimenten_US
dc.typeResearch Paper or Reporten_US
dc.description.versionAuthor's Originalen_US
dc.relation.journalHarvard Business School working paper series # 13-023en_US
dash.depositing.authorLakhani, Karim R
dc.date.available2012-09-04T18:26:29Z
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dash.contributor.affiliatedGaule, Patrick
dash.contributor.affiliatedGanguli Prokopovych, Ina
dash.contributor.affiliatedGuinan, Eva
dash.contributor.affiliatedBoudreau, Kevin
dash.contributor.affiliatedLakhani, Karim
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0003-2787-9599


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