I am a PhD candidate in strategic management and entrepreneurship developing a new dataset for my dissertation on entrepreneurial ecosystems. I will compile extensive firm-level data on startups and resource maps of regional ecosystems.
My goal is to leverage this dataset for several publications to jumpstart my research career. I plan to pursue my original research questions for the first 1-2 papers.
However, other faculty have expressed interest in also using my dataset for their own projects. I want to collaborate, but am unsure what level of contribution would justify co-authorship.
My questions: As the creator of a novel dataset as a PhD student, what are reasonable expectations for authorship on other papers using this data? What specific activities demonstrate an intellectual contribution significant enough to merit co-authorship? How involved should I be in the research process, writing, and revision? When does reliance on my dataset alone become insufficient for co-authorship? What are effective strategies to proactively negotiate authorship agreements up front?
Any guidance on norms, perspectives, or advice from the community would be greatly appreciated! I want to avoid assumptions and be reasonable in my authorship expectations as an early career researcher. Please let me know if any part of this needs clarifying. Thank you!