This article is a part of the collaborative research project to develop a general theory of collaboration.
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.