POLPAN Seminar: Competition and Collaboration in Science: Theoretical Approach with Some Preliminary Empirical Results

On April 15th Dr. Michał Bojanowski, mgr Dominika Czerniawska, mgr Wojciech Fenrich (ICM UW) presented a paper: ‘Competition and Collaboration in Science: Theoretical Approach with Some Preliminary Empirical Results’.

Abstract:

Publications are the main medium of scientific communication – way of documenting and sharing research results. They can be treated as manifestations of various social relations between scientists, e.g.: competition, collaboration, or hierarchy (power). These relations build-up complex networks linking individual scientists, themselves nested within scientific disciplines, institutions etc. Better understanding of social order in science can be achieved when structure and dynamics of these networks can be explained. In the talk we propose a general theoretical framework for studying competition and collaboration in science, and share some preliminary empirical facts based on data from University of Warsaw.