Want to Revolutionize Your Field? You May Need to Rethink the Size of Your Research Team

Large research teams within the last decade have become highly acclaimed and successful, receiving copious amounts of funding to continue to produce great works. However, small and large research teams from Dashun Wang’s research have shown to serve completely different objectives. Wang broke the research types into two types; developmental and disruptive works. Developmental research builds upon earlier research, which advances the understanding of an existing question or problem. While disruptive research, opens up a whole new question or problem to be answered. The question is though, who is coming up with these new inquiries, larger or smaller research teams? And should ventures be willing to shift their funding to the teams that are producing more of these disruptive pieces of work? Read More>>

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