Determinants and effects of cooperation in homogeneous and heterogeneous research clusters (DEKiF)

Start of the project: 01-Feb-2019 - End of the project: 31-Jan-2022

Research in homogeneous and heterogeneous collaboration contexts is becoming increasingly important. Cooperative approaches offer great potential through the combination of competencies, perspectives, experiences, resources, and personalities. But there are also various obstacles to fruitful cooperation. As part of the DEKiF joint project, the determinants and effects of cooperation problems in homogeneous and heterogeneous research clusters are examined and proposals for solving cooperation problems are derived. The following questions are dealt with individually:

  • What internal cooperation problems occur in research clusters?
  • What causes of cooperation problems are traceable?
  • What framework conditions influence the intensity of the cooperation problem?
  • What solution routines do research clusters use to solve cooperation problems?
  • What impact do cooperation problems have on the success and productivity of research clusters?

The study follows a mixed methods design: It consists of an explorative case study, a quantitative survey, bibliometric analyses, and in-depth case studies in various fields of study.

The DEKiF project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) until 2022. The implementation is carried out in cooperation with DZHW GmbH (research areas: Governance in Higher Education and Science and Research System and Science Dynamics), the University of Dusseldorf (Prof. Dr. Gerhard Vowe), and the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Dr. Mathias Winde).

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Publications

A Quantitative View of the Structure of Institutional Scientific Collaborations Using the Example of Berlin.

Akbaritabar, A. (2021).
A Quantitative View of the Structure of Institutional Scientific Collaborations Using the Example of Berlin. Quantitative Science Studies(1-24). https://doi.org/10.1162/qss_a_00131

Symbolischer Interaktionismus und qualitative Netzwerkforschung – Theoretische und method(olog)ische Implikationen zur Analyse sozialer Netzwerke.

Töpfer, T., & Behrmann, L. (2021).
Symbolischer Interaktionismus und qualitative Netzwerkforschung – Theoretische und method(olog)ische Implikationen zur Analyse sozialer Netzwerke. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 22(1) (online first). http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-22.1.3593

Quantitative View of the Structure of Institutional Scientific Collaborations Using the Examples of Halle, Jena and Leipzig.

Akbaritabar, A. (2021).
Quantitative View of the Structure of Institutional Scientific Collaborations Using the Examples of Halle, Jena and Leipzig. arxiv.org.

Smart Starten - wie der Einstieg in Hochschulkooperationen gelingt.

Winde, M., Wagner, N., Nieveler, S., & Kopp, J. (2019).
Smart Starten - wie der Einstieg in Hochschulkooperationen gelingt. (Future Lab - Diskussionspapier 2). Essen: Stifterverband.

Kooperationsgovernance. Herausforderungen bei der Organisation und Gestaltung kooperativer Wissenschaft.

Kleimann, B., Winde, M., Wagner, N., & Dauchert, A. (2019).
Kooperationsgovernance. Herausforderungen bei der Organisation und Gestaltung kooperativer Wissenschaft. Future Lab – Diskussionspapier 1. Essen: Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft e.V.
Presentations

Knowing Democracy through Performing Scientific Self-Governance.

Reinhart, M., & Schendzielorz, C. (2019, September).
Knowing Democracy through Performing Scientific Self-Governance. Vortrag an der Jahrestagung der Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Innovations, Interruptions, Regenerations, 4.-7. September 2019, New Orleans, Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika.

A spatial scientometric and network analysis of Higher Education Research and Science Studies (HERSS).

Akbaritabar, A. (2019, Juni).
A spatial scientometric and network analysis of Higher Education Research and Science Studies (HERSS). International symposium on Academia in the Age of Comparison: Methodological and Empirical Perspectives in an Interdisciplinary Dialogue, Leibniz Center for Science and Society (LCSS) of Hanover University, June 13-14, 2019, Hanover.

Lead Researcher

Monika Jungbauer-Gans
Prof. Dr. Monika Jungbauer-Gans Lead Researcher +49 511 450670-910
Bernd Kleimann
Prof. Dr. Bernd Kleimann Lead Researcher +49 511 450670-363
Martin Reinhart
Prof. Dr. Martin Reinhart Lead Researcher +49 30 2093666-15
Axel Oberschelp
Dr. Axel Oberschelp Lead Researcher +49 511 450670-348

Researchers

Malte Hückstädt Melike Janẞen Dr. Zhao Qu

External Contact

, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
, Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft

Funded by

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

In cooperation with

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft