Building biotechnology teams

Personality does matter

Anne S. York, Kim A. McCarthy, Todd C. Darnold

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Abstract

Our study describes a naturally occurring experiment exploring linkages between interdisciplinary team outcomes and personality dimensions, general mental ability, and communication type and frequency. This research took place within the context of an NSF-sponsored bioscience entrepreneurship program that engaged science, health science, law and business students working in cross-disciplinary project teams in the technology commercialization process. Our results are consistent with research findings from the management literature. Deep-level diversity seems to increase conflict in teams and is quite difficult to overcome even over time; thus, finding ways to structure teams to minimize this type of diversity from the outset is desirable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-346
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Commercial Biotechnology
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

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Biotechnology
Personality
Entrepreneurship
Technology Transfer
Aptitude
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Communication
Health
Students
Industry
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Conflict (Psychology)

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Economics and Econometrics

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Building biotechnology teams : Personality does matter. / York, Anne S.; McCarthy, Kim A.; Darnold, Todd C.

In: Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, Vol. 15, No. 4, 2009, p. 335-346.

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York, Anne S. ; McCarthy, Kim A. ; Darnold, Todd C. / Building biotechnology teams : Personality does matter. In: Journal of Commercial Biotechnology. 2009 ; Vol. 15, No. 4. pp. 335-346.
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