What is it about?

We review the contributions in both the computer science literature and the organisational psychology literature dealing with these topics. Our purpose is twofold. First, we aim at identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the contributions made by these two diverse bodies of research. Second, we pursue to identify cross-fertilisation opportunities that help both disciplines benefit from one another. Given the volume of existing literature, our review is not intended to be exhaustive.

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Why is it important?

Nowadays the composition and formation of effective teams is highly important for both companies to assure their competitiveness and for a wide range of emerging applications exploiting multiagent collaboration (e.g. crowdsourcing, human-agent collaborations). The aim of this article is to provide an integrative perspective on team composition, team formation and their relationship with team performance.


The focus on the most significant contributions in both fields together with recent contributions breaks new ground to spur innovative research.

Professor Rita Berger
Universitat de Barcelona

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This page is a summary of: The composition and formation of effective teams: computer science meets organizational psychology, The Knowledge Engineering Review, January 2018, Cambridge University Press,
DOI: 10.1017/s026988891800019x.
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