The SAGE Handbook of Research Management

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Robert Dingwall, Mary Byrne McDonnell
SAGE, Jun 26, 2015 - Social Science - 656 pages

The Handbook of Research Management is a unique tool for the newly promoted research leader. Larger-scale projects are becoming more common throughout the social sciences and humanities, housed in centres, institutes and programmes. Talented researchers find themselves faced with new challenges to act as managers and leaders rather than as individual scholars. They are responsible for the careers and professional development of others, and for managing interactions with university administrations and external stakeholders. Although many scientific and technological disciplines have long been organized in this way, few resources have been created to help new leaders understand their roles and responsibilities and to reflect on their practice.

This Handbook has been created by the combined experience of a leading social scientist and a chief executive of a major international research development institution and funder. The editors have recruited a truly global team of contributors to write about the challenges they have encountered in the course of their careers, and to provoke readers to think about how they might respond within their own contexts.

This book will be a standard work of reference for new research leaders, in any discipline or country, looking for help and inspiration. The editorial commentaries extend its potential use in support of training events or workshops where groups of new leaders can come together and explore the issues that are confronting them.

 

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Contents

Contents
PART IGETTING STARTED
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3
4
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6
PART IIDEVELOPING THE PROPOSAL
5
Achieving an Impact 30 Exchanging Knowledge in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Marketing the Team
Planning for Publications
Mobilizing and Disseminating Research Findings through Informal Mechanisms 10 PART VIIDELIVERING IMPACT 1
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5
Planning and Executing the Book

PART IIIGETTING ORGANIZED
PART IVMANAGING IN DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS
Promoting Teamwork from Within and from Afar
Enacting Leadership in Research Programmes
Surviving and Progressing as a Research Fellow
Making Best Use of Research Administrators
Hiring Integrating and Removing Team Members
Mentoring Appraising and Ensuring Professional Development
PART VIPLANNING FOR IMPACT 1
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4
Working with Print and Online Journalism
Working with the Broadcast Media
Crafting Strategic Events to Strengthen Research Outputs and Disseminate Results
Using Graphics in Print and Presentations
PART VIIIBEYOND THE CURRENT PROJECT 1
2
A Pro Vice Chancellors Perspective
Using Research Process to Improve Research Practice
PART VMANAGING THE PEOPLE
The Qualities of Successful Research Management
Index

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About the author (2015)

Robert Dingwall is professor and director of the Institute for the Study of Genetics, Biorisks, and Society at the University of Nottingham, UK.

Mary McDonnell is executive director and chief operating officer of the Social Science Research Council and leads the Council s capacity strengthening, fellowships, and Asia-focused work. McDonnell has a PhD in history and master s degrees in both international affairs and journalism from Columbia University. She worked as a journalist covering Asian and Middle Eastern affairs before joining the Council full time in 1986, where she became founding director of the Abe Fellowship and Vietnam Programs. She is currently leading a decade-long, qualitative and quantitative assessment of population health in rural Vietnam.McDonnell chairs the Board of Trustees of the School for Social Development and Public Policy at Beijing Normal University and serves on the advisory board of the Mobilising the Humanities project of the British Council. She is also a founding member of the board of a new NGO, Resources for Health Equity.

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