The results of the research carried out in the center will be published in international outlets, and we will target especially journals listed in the ISI Web of Science. In doing so, we aim to achieve international visibility and position our research center among the most influential similar research centers in Europe. Our research focused on collaboration has important practical implications as well. Most modern organizations use teams to perform a variety of tasks ranging from production to decision making and innovation, therefore the outcomes of our research could have important implications for the optimization of collective performance in organizational groups (e.g., healthcare groups, decision-making groups, R&D teams). Moreover, complex societal issues are tackled by collaborative systems (e.g., multi-team systems, multiparty collaboration), therefore the insights of our research could support the functioning and effectiveness of such complex systems.
Through our previous research projects we have established long term working relations with institutions in the public sector (police, hospitals and emergency intervention systems, universities) and organizations in the private sector, which have already benefitted from our findings. For instance, our research on individual and group decision making directly informed the design of training programs carried out by members of our research center that aimed to improve the effectiveness of decision making processes within organizations.
We aim to further develop the partnership with key stakeholders from both the business and the public sector and establish a dialog, through which emergent research projects, with applied potential, can jointly be developed and carried out. Modern society is a (technically) connected and collaborative society in which complex interdependencies spanning levels of analysis (individual, group, multi-team systems) and contexts (health care, R&D, emergency services) are important antecedents for social innovation and growth. One of the aims of our research center is to serve these societal needs.