What makes a successful team? John Whitfield looks at research that uses massive online databases and network analysis to come up with some rules of thumb for productive collaborations.
This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution
Subscribe to this journal
Receive 51 print issues and online access
$199.00 per year
only $3.90 per issue
Rent or buy this article
Prices vary by article type
Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout
Wuchty, S., Jones, B. F. & Uzzi, B. Science 316, 1036–1039 (2007).
Cummings, J. N. & Kiesler, S. Proc. CSCW'08 (in the press).
Palla, G., Barabási, A.-L. & Vicsek, T. Nature 446, 664–667 (2007).
Guimerà, R., Uzzi, B., Spira, J. & Amaral, L. A. N. Science 308, 697–702 (2005).
Uzzi, B. J. Phys. A. 41, 224023 (2008).
Newman, M. E. J. Preprint at arXiv:0809.0522v1 (2008).
Börner, K., Penumarthy, S., Meiss, M. & Ke, W. Scientometrics 68, 415–426 (2006).
Price, Derek J. de Solla Little Science, Big Science (Columbia Univ. Press, 1963).
Abt, H. A. Scientometrics 73, 353–358 (2007).
Friedman, M. Nature 454, 209–212 (2008).
About this article
Cite this article
Whitfield, J. Collaboration: Group theory. Nature 455, 720–723 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/455720a