International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Advice, Friendship, Communication, and Cooperative Networks: Growth of University Research Teams
YUAN Jia, CHEN Shuangying

Universities are typical knowledge-intensive organizations, where research teams are considered as important components of technological innovation for a country. This research is based on the perspective of social network analysis because knowledge communication between members from different research teams is in essence the transition process of communicating and cooperating in networks. In this study, we investigate a specific example of UESTC (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China) to analyze the advice network, friendship network, communication network, cooperative network of the research teams, and put forward suggestions to promote the growth of university research teams and enhance team performance.

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