How Experiments Begin: The Formation of Scientific Collaborations [Book Review]

Minerva 38 (3):311-348 (2000)
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Abstract

Multi-organizational collaborations are increasingly important incontemporary science, but their formative processes have beenneglected by scholars in the social studies of science. Based onan examination of 53 collaborations in physics and relateddisciplines, we have found five types of formations.Collaborations that encountered greater difficulties in formingbecame more formal in their organization and management

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