"We need better management of research". "We need more collaboration across disciplinary, institutional and national borders in research". Statements such as these are often heard in the research policy debate. However, little is known about how these statements impinge on practical research work. What is, in fact, "good" research management and what are the benefits and drawbacks of collaborating across borders seen from the perspective of the individual researcher?
Linking the research political discussions at the strategic level with micro-oriented theoretical and empirical analyses, this book offers important insights into research management and crossing borders in collaborative research. It demonstrates the great diversity of practices, motivations and interests found on the "shop floor" of research, and provides recommendations for both policy and management in the Triple Helix of modern research policy. With its emphasis on EU research policy and its analysis of data from the EU's Framework Programme it provides an interesting read for not only policymakers, research managers and academics studying science but also for anyone participating in or managing an EU-funded research project.