The difference between teamwork and compliance: The application of game theory to real-world research teams

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This study explores the relationships between cooperation, teamwork, and game theory in actual multidisciplinary research teams. Two types of cooperation have been differentiated as ``compliance`` (cooperation, which is enforced by short-term interest) and ``teamwork`` (in which team members give up short-term gains for longer-term gains). ``Compliance`` is best explained by the Principal Agent Theory and is best applied to routine activities. ``Teamwork`` is best explained by a modification of Axelrod`s Theory of Cooperation and is best applied to problem-solving, non-routine activities. These exploratory findings have important implications for organizational structure considerations and management policies.

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Frank, J.R. April 1, 1994.

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This study explores the relationships between cooperation, teamwork, and game theory in actual multidisciplinary research teams. Two types of cooperation have been differentiated as ``compliance`` (cooperation, which is enforced by short-term interest) and ``teamwork`` (in which team members give up short-term gains for longer-term gains). ``Compliance`` is best explained by the Principal Agent Theory and is best applied to routine activities. ``Teamwork`` is best explained by a modification of Axelrod`s Theory of Cooperation and is best applied to problem-solving, non-routine activities. These exploratory findings have important implications for organizational structure considerations and management policies.

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OSTI as DE96005943

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  • Other: DE96005943
  • Report No.: ANL/ES/PP--82853
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • DOI: 10.2172/211602 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 211602
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc665707

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Frank, J.R. The difference between teamwork and compliance: The application of game theory to real-world research teams, report, April 1, 1994; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc665707/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.