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Is collaboration correlated with productivity?

Apparently, it is prestigious to write research papers with people from other countries. Funding agencies routinely favor collaboration between different universities.

Presumably collaboration improves productivity? Maybe not:

(…), there is no clear evidence that correlation exists between the resort to extramural collaboration and the overall performance of a research institution

Reference: Giovanni Abramo, Ciriaco Andrea D’Angelo, Flavia Di Costa, Research collaboration and productivity: is there correlation? High Educ (2009) 57:155–171.