An empirical study on analyzing the characteristics of R&D group effecting to convergence of R&D outputs: Advanced Research Center Projects

연구집단 특성이 융합연구 성과에 미치는 영향에 관한 실증 연구: 선도연구센터 지원사업 중심으로

  • Lee, Bong-Jae (Graduate School of Management of Technology, Sungkyunkwan University) ;
  • Park, Joo-Hyoung (Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials) ;
  • Lee, Hee-Sang (Graduate School of Management of Technology, Sungkyunkwan University)
  • Received : 2016.09.12
  • Accepted : 2016.11.10
  • Published : 2016.11.30


Recently, the R&D paradigm has become oriented toward convergence technology and interdisciplinary research. In this study, to elucidate the characteristics of research groups that promote the performance of convergence research, we take into account the input characteristics, disciplinary characteristics and collaborative characteristics of research groups. For this study purpose, 5,217 SCI papers published from 104 centers in Advanced Research Center Projects are analyzed as research outputs. The research findings are that the disciplinary balance in the interdisciplinary characteristics and the number of partners in the collaborative characteristics are positively related to the convergence of R&D outputs. The research field of a group introduced as a control variable exerts a significant effect on the convergent R&D outputs. In conclusion, it is necessary to organize internally with the same number of each disciplinary researcher in a research group and to activate external collaboration with partners in order to produce more outputs of convergent research.


Convergence Research;Interdisciplinary Research;Research Group;Interdisciplinary Characteristics;Collaborative Characteristics


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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