Maria C. Binz-Scharf
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Maria C. Binz-Scharf, PhD
Associate Professor of Management

Department of Economics and Business
Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
The City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
Office: NAC 5/141A

T: +1-212-650-6211

mbinzscharf at


I am an Associate Professor of Management in the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at the City College of New York (CUNY). In the broadest sense, my research examines how individuals search for and share knowledge to accomplish work. More in particular, I am interested in understanding how innovations are diffused through knowledge networks within and across bureaucratic organizations, as well as how information and communication technologies are used to support processes of knowledge sharing and innovation. Currently, I am studying the collaboration behavior of biologists working in university labs. In the past, I have studied the referral patterns of primary care physicians, and a network of practice among DNA forensic scientists.


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Watch the Wall Street Journal video on the right to learn more about my research on scientific collaboration.


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