The Science of Science
Kellogg faculty have devoted significant attention and research to the field of science, studying how science is conducted, how breakthroughs are produced, and who gets credit for them. This research, collected here, extends into the areas of teamwork and collaboration, innovation, careers, gender dynamics, and more.
Large and small teams produce different types of breakthroughs, according to an analysis of 50 million patents, software products, and academic papers.
Lingfei Wu, Dashun Wang and James Evans
February 13, 2019
Here’s why consequences stick to some team members more than others, according to a new study of retracted academic papers.
Researchers: Ginger Zhe Jin, Benjamin F. Jones, Susan Feng Lu and Brian Uzzi
February 1, 2019
A conversation between researchers at Kellogg and Microsoft explores how behavioral science can best be applied.
Researchers: Noshir Contractor and Duncan Watts
September 10, 2018
Bursts of brilliance happen for almost everyone. Explore the “hot streaks” of thousands of directors, artists and scientists in our graphic.
Researchers: Lu Liu, Yang Wang, C. Lee Giles, Chaoming Song, Roberta Sinatra and Dashun Wang
July 11, 2018
A definitive new study dispels the myth of the Silicon Valley wunderkind.
Researchers: Pierre Azoulay, Benjamin F. Jones, J. Daniel Kim and Javier Miranda
May 15, 2018
Scientific research leads to marketplace innovations more frequently and quickly than expected.
Researchers: Mohammad Ahmadpoor and Benjamin F. Jones
November 2, 2017
There is an overarching pattern in how innovators, like Elon Musk, shift their focus over time.
Researchers: Tao Jia, Dashun Wang and Boleslaw K. Szymanski
August 2, 2017
Researchers, have hope: your most successful paper can occur at any point in your career.
Researchers: Roberta Sinatra, Dashun Wang, Pierre Deville, Chaoming Song and Albert-László Barabási
November 2, 2016
There are ways to split the pie that encourage innovation.
Researchers: Hans K. Hvide and Benjamin F. Jones
June 6, 2016
How gender discrimination affects hiring
Researchers: Ernesto Reuben, Paola Sapienza and Luigi Zingales
March 10, 2014
The right mixture balances conventionality, novelty, and collaboration
Researchers: Brian Uzzi, Satyam Mukherjee, Michael Stringer and Benjamin F. Jones
November 4, 2013
Scientists who make breakthroughs are older than ever
Researchers: Benjamin F. Jones
May 19, 2011
Collaborating at a distance pays off
Researchers: Benjamin F. Jones, Stefan Wuchty and Brian Uzzi
October 10, 2008