Socio-technical dimensions of distributed work
Working with Dr. Geoffrey Bowker at the University of Pittsburgh, Professor of Information Paul Edwards studied how effective interdisciplinary research collaborations emerge in modern science.
Increasingly, solutions to scientific and engineering problems require multidisciplinary distributed teams, but little is known about their emergence, coalescence, structural form, and success. This research developed and tested the value of a typology of such teams.
Start date: 9/1/2009
End date: 8/31/2013
VOSS: Collaborative Research: Team Science: Sociotechnical Dimensions of Distributed Work, National Science Foundation: $50,588
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