Symposia-2: Applying Management Research to Improve Science Research Teams (session 1316)
As the problems faced by modern science become more complex, developing effective solutions increasingly requires teams of researchers working across disciplinary, organizational, and geographic boundaries. This practice of conducting science research in teams across these boundaries is referred to as team science. Management scholars are well-equipped to make significant contributions to this field as over decades they have accumulated a strong body of research focused on understanding factors that promote more effective teamwork. An expert panel of researchers who have worked and consulted extensively with science research teams discussess on how to apply management research to increase the effectiveness of science research teams.