Kochetkov, D. M. (2018). A Team of Knowledge Generation as an Object of Interdisciplinary Scientific Research. Zhurnal Economicheskoj Teorii [Russian Journal of Economic Theory], 15(1), 96-106
The effective generation of new knowledge determines the development of science, technology, and society as a whole. The object of the research is the research team as an actor of knowledge generation. The research team by its nature is the object of interdisciplinary research, which is at the intersection of economics, sociology, scientometrics, and social psychology. On the basis of an analysis of various theoretical and methodological approaches, we formulated our own definition and classification of research teams. Grounding on the institutional approach to the analysis of collective action, a typology of research teams as network organizations has been developed. In addition, the author has divided the costs of knowledge generation into physical and transaction ones. The results of the research are the foundation for further analysis, in particular, the evaluation of the effectiveness of knowledge generation by research teams.