My Working Relationship with Lasse

27 April 2009 at 10:02 am 3 comments

| Peter Klein |

Every coauthoring relationship is unique. Scholars bring different strengths and weaknesses to the table, and there are many opportunities to exploit gains from trade. The best coauthoring relationships are marked by strong complementarities (a theorist and an empiricst, a conceptual thinker and a detail-oriented person, an expert in literature A and an expert in literature B, a “starter” and a “finisher,” etc.). It doesn’t always work, but — as has been frequently noted — sole-authored papers are increasingly rare in business and the social sciences, suggesting that the benefits, on average, outweigh the costs.

Lasse and I have an excellent working relationship resulting in several published and forthcoming papers, numerous works in progress, some joint teaching projects, and more. If there were any doubt that my role in the partnership is basically that of a glorified research assistant, this website, in which one Peter Klein offers “Pre-Lien Services,” should put those doubts to rest.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Warren Miller  |  27 April 2009 at 3:55 pm

    That’s a knee-slapper, Peter. Thanks for sharing.

  • 2. REW  |  27 April 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Nice names–joke!

    I remember a business law lecture from a nearly forgotten epoch on laborer’s and workmen’s liens. Clearly inappropriate in this context, though.

  • 3. Lasse  |  28 April 2009 at 2:58 am

    Here is a little something I cut out from http://www.postklein.com/

    “KLEIN & ASSOCIATES ……offering hands on Post-Production Supervision”

    So if Klein does all the Pre-Lien and all the post-Production, one may very well wonder if anything at all happens in between (the Lien stage)

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