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Collaborative incentive is an explicit or implicit, cost benefit oriented motivation for collaborating.

Linked to trust (more exploration on this required), this may be a shared objective (like making a profit) or an individualistic motive (like furthering one’s career by working with someone who has a valuable social standing).

  • Desired objective (but can't necessarily predict output
    • shared problem / desired solution

Collaborative incentive is currently listed as a first class collaborative component, meaning it it is an element of all human collaborative situations.