International Research Collaboration and Knowledge Production in Colombia: A Qualitative Network Analysis Approach

  • Clara I. Tascón
Part of the International and Development Education book series (INTDE)


International Research Collaboration (IRC) is one of the main drivers of knowledge production worldwide. This chapter provides examples of IRC from two Colombian research networks tied respectively to one public and one private university. Based on a qualitative Social Network Analysis (SNA) approach within the field of comparative and international education, this study examines the configurations of these research networks and their embedded diaspora associations to reveal the relational dynamics of their interconnections, activities, and other factors that come together in the IRC process. This qualitative network approach allows for exploration of the more complex scenario of the knowledge flows, sharing, and production involved in IRC, which goes beyond the traditional counting of co-publications and provides a richer documentation of IRC experiences.


International Research Collaboration Knowledge production Research networks Colombia 


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  • Clara I. Tascón
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  1. 1.Faculty of EducationWestern UniversityLondonCanada

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