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Fostering Multidisciplinary Collaboration in Drug Discovery

Fostering Multidisciplinary Collaboration in Drug Discovery

Drug discovery teams combine specialists with in-depth knowledge from a variety of scientific disciplines. Such diversity in thought worlds poses a challenging exercise in cross-disciplinary collaboration and project coordination. Based on a longitudinal field study of five projects in a leading pharmaceutical company, we present a framework outlining the conditions for effective cross-disciplinary collaboration in drug discovery teams. We show that knowledge creation in multidisciplinary teams relies on a combination of formal team structures and informal co-ordination practices. Formal team structures set the boundary conditions for cross-disciplinary co-ordination. By Professor Zeynep Erden, Shiko Ben-Menahem, Georg von Krogh, Andreas Schneider, Guido Koch, and Hans Widmer If you'd like to view the original article then follow the link below: https://www.ddw-online.com/business/p322924-fostering-multidisciplinary-collaboration-in-drug-discovery.html You can also download the original article pdf here: https://www.ddw-online.com/media/32/136068/(8)-fostering-multidisciplinary.pdf For more information on Drug Discovery World, head to: https://www.ddw-online.com

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