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Mirek Dymitrow

Postdoctoral fellow

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North-South research collaborations : An empirical evaluation against principles of transboundary research

Author

  • Shelley Kotze
  • Mirek Dymitrow

Summary, in English

Transboundary research collaborations (TRCs) are critical in supporting evidence-based actions to address complex global issues. However, there is still a lack of empirics, which would detail how TRCs are organised, how activities are facilitated, and how actors interplay. In this article, we address this gap through the evaluation of a North-South TRC against the 11 principles for TRCs by the Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE). Using personal accounts, content analysis, and semi-structured interviews/surveys as methods, our evaluation casts light on how the process of running a 21st-century TRC is enacted from the perspective of the individual. Our results and discussion provide the basis for a more probing and systematic case for and against contemporary TRCs, their underlying value structures and modi operandi, as well as the absent dimensions.

Publishing year

2021-04-02

Language

English

Publication/Series

Development Policy Review

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Wiley

Topic

  • Social and Economic Geography

Keywords

  • geographies of research culture
  • North-South
  • transboundary research collaboration
  • transdisciplinarity
  • qualitative evaluation

Status

Epub

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1467-7679