Diversity in One Dimension Alongside Greater Similarity in Others: Evidence from FP7 Cooperative Research Teams
IPTS Working Papers on Corporate R&D and Innovation, No 04/2016, Joint Research Centre
16 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2016
Date Written: June 20, 2016
Although diversity between team members may bring benefits of new perspectives, nevertheless, what holds a team together is similarity. We theorise that diversity in one dimension is traded off against diversity in another. Our analysis of collaborative research teams that received FP7 funding presents robust results that indicators of diversity in several dimensions (diversity of organizational form (universities, firms, etc.), diversity in nationality, and inequality in project funding share) are negatively correlated with each other.
Keywords: diversity, collaborative teams, FP7 research funding
JEL Classification: O30, M14, O19
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