In this insightful book, Peter Edlund takes a status-based approach to theorizing the development of the European Research Council (ERC). Drawing upon rich empirical material, the author vividly details how the ERC was transformed from a funding organization into an authoritative status intermediary in European science.
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Exploring the European Research Council's Authority
Edited by Colin Jones
How to Become an Entrepreneurship Educator is the first book to tackle the pressing issue of where to find the educators to meet the global demand for entrepreneurship education. Chapters unite the developmental trajectories of 20 eminent contemporary experts at different levels of enterprise education, to share the collective lessons learned. This book is an invaluable guide to educators from numerous backgrounds looking to reflect on their own practice and to contemplate new strategies for teaching enterprise and entrepreneurship.
A Practical Guide for Project Advisors
Joseph R. Weintraub, George A. Lee and Arline A. MacCormack
How to Manage Student Consulting Projects describes the key principles and tools needed by project advisors to manage student consulting projects in an academic setting. The authors highlight different approaches for managing student consulting teams and offer strategies that project advisors can use to improve project performance. The book also provides information for program administrators and deans, as well as project managers in non-academic settings, to help in the development and running of project-based learning.
The Value of 7-Day Entrepreneurship Courses
Edited by Lise Aaboen, Hans Landström and Roger Sørheim
Can you learn to be an entrepreneur in a week? The book focuses on short entrepreneurship education initiatives and includes eleven courses from European research-based universities. The book provides insights on best practice and lessons learned from experience for potential and current organizers of such initiatives.
Dimo Dimov’s innovative book examines what it means to be an entrepreneurial scholar, drawing on a range of philosophical ideas to investigate the study of entrepreneurs. Dimov makes the case for entrepreneurial scholarship to become more future-oriented and creates a framework, highlighting four styles and approaches to the field: theoretical, integrative, craft and clinical. This thought-provoking book will be a stimulating read for academics and students of entrepreneurship, and its accessible format will also appeal to reflective practitioners.
Insights and Strategies for the Modern Research Environment
Edited by Friederike Welter and David Urbano
Everyone wants their research to be read and to be relevant. This exciting new guide presents a broad range of ideas for enhancing research impact and relevance. Bringing together researchers from all stages of academic life, it offers a far-reaching discussion of strategies to optimise relevancy in the modern research environment.
An Ecosystem and a Sharing Philosophy
This groundbreaking book arrives at a time of growing concern for the future of true scholarship. Calling for coordinated efforts to reorganise the scholarly ecosystem, Morten Huse reflects on the past and looks to the future to uncover a communal approach to scholarship that comprises an open, innovative and impact-driven attitude to research that can change the academic game.
Time for a Change
Edited by Marilena Antoniadou and Mark Crowder
Examining the modern day challenges faced by academics throughout their working lives, this timely book investigates the ways in which academic careers are changing, the reasons for these changes and their potential future impacts. Contributors with insider experience of both traditional research focussed universities and newer institutions with an emphasis on teaching, utilise theoretical and empirical methods to provide international perspectives on the key issues confronting modern day academics.
Perspectives from a Business School
Edited by Kathy Daniels, Caroline Elliott, Simon Finley and Colin Chapman
There is often little guidance available on how to teach in universities, despite there being increasing pressure to raise teaching standards, as well as no official requirement for academics to have any specific teaching qualification in many countries. This invaluable book comprehensively addresses this issue, providing an overview of teaching in a business school that covers all stages of student learning.
The Struggle for Social Impact and Public Legitimacy
This book considers how a culture of ‘competitive accountability’ in UK higher education produces multiple tensions, contradictions and paradoxes that are destabilizing and deleterious to the work and identities of academics as research scientists. It suggests the potential of a new discourse of scientific accountability, that frees scientists and their public communities from the absurdities and profligacy of ‘performativity’ and ‘managerial governmentality’ encountered in the REF and an impact agenda – the noose of competitive accountability – and a more honest and meaningful public contract.