It is an old cliché that leading and managing academics is like herding cats. This book challenges this myth and presents a way to deal with the many challenges of academic leadership, from managing departments, research groups and teams to managing tensions between research and teaching. The book is a practical and stimulating guide to different pathways to successful academic leadership, both in personal and organizational terms.
This stimulating and challenging book provides a guide to reflexivity and reflexive practice, explaining its relevance to research in management, organisation studies and the social sciences. Rooted in the latest research, case studies and the author’s personal experience, the book builds a new perspective on reflexive practice involving bodily, emotional, rational and relational insights.
This insightful book introduces a range of innovative strategies for collecting contemporary textual documentary evidence. Featuring insightful vignettes, it comprises a critical guide to the various challenges of collecting documents to realize each of those strategies.
This practical book explores collaborative inquiry as an approach to research and change in organizations where internal members and external researchers work together as partners to address organizational issues and create knowledge about changing organizations.