Research output

At the origins of learning: Absorbing knowledge flows from within the team

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Associated researcher


Empirical studies document a positive effect of collaboration on team productivity. However, little has been done to assess how knowledge flows among team members. Our study addresses this issue by exploring unique rich data on a Swiss funding program promoting research team collaboration. We find that being involved in an established collaboration and team size foster the probability of an individual learning from the other team members. We also find that team members with limited experience are more likely to learn from experienced peers.

    Research areas

  • Team, Learning process, Knowledge flows, Cognitive distance, Social distance, Geographical distance, RESEARCH COLLABORATION, SCIENTIFIC TEAMS, IMPACT, PERFORMANCE, SCIENCE, PRODUCTIVITY, PROXIMITY, PATTERNS, FIELD
View graph of relations


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-387
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Economic Behavior & Organization
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes