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Fiore S. Interdisciplinarity as teamwork - How the science of teams can inform team science. Small Group Research. 2008;39:251-277.
This essay discusses interdisciplinary research in the context of science policy and the practice of science. Comparisons between interdisciplinary research and other forms of cross-disciplinary research are made, and a brief discussion of the development of the concept of interdisciplinarity is provided. The overarching thesis of this essay is that interdisciplinary research is team research, that is, research conducted by a team. This notion is developed via recent policy discussions of team science and the need to understand interdisciplinary research in action. The author shows how it may be possible to consider the implementation of principles from teamwork and team training to improve interdisciplinary research and the practice of team science.
Online at: http://sgr.sagepub.com/content/39/3/251.abstract
team science, teamwork, team leadership, team training
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