Principles of scientific research team formation and evolution

  title={Principles of scientific research team formation and evolution},
  author={Stasa Milojevic},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={111 11},
Research teams are the fundamental social unit of science, and yet there is currently no model that describes their basic property: size. In most fields, teams have grown significantly in recent decades. We show that this is partly due to the change in the character of team size distribution. We explain these changes with a comprehensive yet straightforward model of how teams of different sizes emerge and grow. This model accurately reproduces the evolution of empirical team size distribution… CONTINUE READING
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