A Social Anthropology of Logistics Research: Exploring Productivity and Collaboration in an Emerging Science

In this study, the authors suggest that although there is significant scholarly research in the field of logistics, and that levels of researcher productivity in this area are high, many research groups work in a certain amount of isolation and would benefit from greater collaboration. The authors analyze the logistics author database and examine the productivity of the most frequently published authors. They also analyze author collaboration trends and individual roles in the logistics macronet. The authors note that of the more than 2,000 authors who have published at least one logistics article, 519 published alone with no co-authors, 1,239 were published by groups of two or three co-authors, while the remaining 391 published in networks with multiple co-authors. In general those publishing alone or with only one or two co-authors produced far fewer publications than those with multiple researchers.

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  • Authors:
    • Autry, Chad W
    • Griffis, Stanley E
  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01015025
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 5 2005 1:57PM