You-Na Lee
National University of Singapore
12Publications
5H-index
122Citations
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Published on Mar 1, 2019in Research Policy 4.66
John Walsii25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Georgia Institute of Technology),
You-Na Lee5
Estimated H-index: 5
(National University of Singapore),
Li Tang13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Fudan University)
Abstract Science is increasingly a team activity, and the size of the teams has been growing. At the same time, there are concerns about an increasing rate of pathologies in science. The growth of team science suggests the need to look beyond individual-level explanations and focus on organizational structures and institutional contexts to explain pathologies in science. Drawing on the literature on organizational pathologies, we argue that division of labor may be a key factor contributing to p...
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Published on Jul 1, 2018in Research Policy 4.66
Jian Wang11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Leiden University),
You-Na Lee5
Estimated H-index: 5
(National University of Singapore),
John Walsii25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Georgia Institute of Technology)
In many countries the scientific funding system is shifting from an internal block funding model toward a competitive project funding model. However, there is growing concern that the competitive project funding system favors relatively safe, conventional projects at the expense of risky, novel research. It is important to assess different funding models in order to design better funding systems for science. This paper empirically tests for differences in the novelty of funded outputs between in...
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Published on Oct 1, 2016in Research Policy 4.66
John Walsii25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Georgia Institute of Technology),
You-Na Lee5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Georgia Institute of Technology),
Sadao Nagaoka8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Tokyo Keizai University)
Much current work in management of innovation argues that it is becoming increasingly necessary for inventors and their firms to exploit information and capabilities outside the firm in order to combine one’s own resources with resources from the external environment. Building on this prior work, we examine the relationship between collaboration and innovation. Using detailed information on a sample of triadic patents, with over 1900 responses in the US, we report on the rates of collaboration o...
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Published on Feb 1, 2016in Research Policy 4.66
You-Na Lee5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Georgia Institute of Technology),
John Walsii25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Georgia Institute of Technology)
“Intuition, judgment, creativity are basically expressions of capabilities for recognition and response based upon experience and knowledge (p. 128–129)” (Simon, 1997). Workers gain experience and knowledge in the course of their normal jobs. Therefore, innovative ideas can be generated from knowledge built from learning opportunities across the firm (not just the R&D lab). Employees working for different functions (R&D and outside of R&D) in an organization have different work practices and bui...
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Published on Sep 1, 2016in Research Policy 4.66
John Walsii25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Georgia Institute of Technology),
You-Na Lee5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Georgia Institute of Technology),
Taehyun Jung4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Hanyang University)
Using information from a survey of US inventors, this study explores the reasons for patent non-use and different types of non-use at the patent level, and how this varies by industry and firm characteristics. We find that 55% of triadic patents are commercialized. We also find that 17% of all triadic patents are not commercialized but are at least partially for preemption, though only 3% of all triadic patents are purely preemptive patents. We find that preemptive non-use is less common than fa...
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Published on Oct 1, 2015in Research Policy 4.66
John Walsii25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Georgia Institute of Technology),
You-Na Lee5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Georgia Institute of Technology)
While science is traditionally treated as a distinct domain of work organization, increasingly science is organized around larger and larger work groups that resemble small firms, with knowledge as the product. The growth of organized science raises the question of whether we also see a bureaucratic structuring of scientific work groups as predicted by organization theory, with implications for the academic credit system and scientific labor markets. Building on organization theory, we examine t...
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Published on Apr 1, 2015in Research Policy 4.66
You-Na Lee5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Georgia Institute of Technology),
John Walsii25
Estimated H-index: 25
(National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies),
Jian Wang11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
The increasing dominance of team science highlights the importance of understanding the effects of team composition on the creativity of research results. In this paper, we analyze the effect of team size, and field and task variety on creativity. Furthermore, we unpack two facets of creativity in science: novelty and impact. We find that increasing team size has an inverted-U shaped relation with novelty. We also find that the size–novelty relationship is largely due to the relation between siz...
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