Process and performance in international collaborative research

Andrew Pettigrew, Louise Knight

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Motivated by policy goals to develop international research capability and our experiences of collaborative research, we wanted to learn more about the factors that influence success in collaborative research. This article presents a review of the academic literature on collaborative research, focusing on multinational teams doing international comparative research. We address the question ‘what accounts for variation in process and performance of collaborative research projects?’, through 11 themes: context; vision; reward and commitment; leadership; structure; contract; task capability; sociability; communication; finance; rhythm and pace. We then propose an agenda for future research with an analytic framework and, finally, our conclusions.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event67th Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2007: Doing Well By Doing Good - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 3 Aug 20078 Aug 2007
Conference number: 67


Conference67th Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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