Team Assembly Mechanisms Determine Collaboration Network Structure and Team Performance

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Science  29 Apr 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5722, pp. 697-702
DOI: 10.1126/science.1106340

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  • Team assembly – seven is a lucky number

    Team assembly – seven is a lucky number

    Roger Guimera et al. (Science, 308, pp. 697-702, 29 April 2005) provide a fascinating and strongly grounded analysis of professional networks in business and science as an aspect of human interactions.

    Guimera et al. show, in their Figure 1, that the Broadway team size grows to and settles at an optimum of around seven. Twenty years ago, Bryan Shorrocks and I pub...

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