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100 1  Ordonez-Matamoros, Gonzalo 
245 10 International research collaboration, research team 
       performance, and scientific & technological capabilities 
       in Colombia---a bottom-up perspective 
300    228 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 70-
       02, Section: A, page: 0684 
500    Adviser: Susan E. Cozzens 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008 
520    Recent trends show that Colombian science and technology 
       (S&T) performance is improving rapidly. This is presumably
       the result of two 'mega trends' characterizing the 
       Colombian S&T system: (1) the rapid professionalization of
       the R&D enterprise, as reflected by the formation of 
       research teams with the support of the Colombian 
       government and the elite research institutions; (2) the 
       internationalization of its scientific community, 
       especially since the 1990s after the opening of the 
       economy to foreign trade 
520    This dissertation examines the factors affecting Colombian
       S&T performance, and particularly the ways international 
       research collaboration affects local scientific and 
       technological capabilities. S&T capabilities are measured 
       by the ability of research teams to produce bibliographic 
       outputs, and to contribute to local knowledge 
520    Research hypotheses are tested using Zero Inflated 
       Negative Binomial Regression models and logistic 
       regressions to account for the effects of international 
       research collaboration on team output while controlling 
       for team characteristics, partner characteristics, 
       scientific discipline, sector, the characteristics of the 
       teams' home institution, and team location. The study uses
       control groups and the Propensity Score Matching approach 
       to assess the overall impact of international research 
       collaboration on research team performance while 
       controlling for the effects of endogeneity and selection 
       bias 
520    Results show that international research collaboration is 
       positively associated with both team output and teams' 
       ability to contribute to local knowledge. The study shows 
       that such effects depend on the type of collaboration 
       chosen and the type of partner involved. Particularly, it 
       shows that while co-authoring with colleagues located 
       overseas or receiving foreign funding increases team 
       output, hosting foreign researchers does not seem to 
       affect a team's productivity once all other variables are 
       held constant. It also finds that collaborating with 
       partners from the South yields greater productivity counts
       than collaborating with partners from the North, and that 
       funding from southern countries is associated with greater
       productivity rates than any other combination of 
       collaboration activity and origin of partners 
520    The study also finds that hosting foreign researchers does
       not appear to be associated with the probability of teams 
       to involve Colombia in their research process either, and 
       that receiving foreign funding or co-authoring with 
       colleagues located overseas increases a team's probability
       to contribute to local knowledge. Similarly, the study 
       finds that collaboration with partners from northern 
       countries is strongly associated with a team's ability to 
       contribute to local knowledge, while collaboration with 
       partners from southern countries is not. The study finds 
       that although the number of participating researchers 
       holding doctorates positively affects team output, it 
       negatively affects a team's ability to contribute to local
       knowledge -- but as team size increases beyond 9 members 
       with a PhD, its effects become positive at an increasing 
       rate. Finally, the study finds curvilinear effects of team
       size, team age and number of active R&D projects a team 
       manages. Theoretical and policy implications of these and 
       other counterintuitive findings are discussed 
590    School code: 0078 
650  4 Political Science, Public Administration 
690    0617 
710 2  Georgia Institute of Technology 
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