Volume 4 • Issue 1 | March 2020

Quantum (and More General) Models of Research Collaboration

Oscar Galindo, Miroslav Svitek, and Vladik Kreinovich

Abstract: In the last decades, several papers have shown that quantum techniques can be successful in describing not only events in the micro-scale physical world for which they were originally invented but also in describing social phenomena, e.g., different economic processes. In our previous paper, we provide an explanation for this somewhat surprising successes. In this paper, we extend this explanation and show that quantum (and more general) techniques can also be used to model research collaboration.

JEL classification: C02, C49, J01
MSC2020 classification: 91B80, 91C99, 91D30, 91B70, 62P25, 81Q99