Questions tagged [management]

On standards or conventions specific to management as an academic discipline, and programs that lead to a degree in this field. Do not use 'management' for questions on managing research projects, or managing situations; use other tags (such as 'lab-management' or 'workplace').

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Can I do a PhD in Management with an MBA and without a Bachelor's degree? [closed]

I have dropped out from my Bachelor's studies in Aerospace Engineering after succesfuly completing 1st year. Then I worked in Marketing, until I became Marketing Director of my company. I have ...
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What master's degree is recommended to study at a university for establishing a start-up? [closed]

I studied for 3 years computer science at a relatively good university, and at the same time I have several years of experience with broad and deep knowledge in many fields on the subject. I am a ...
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How to deal with a setting where some students come to synchronous class unprepared?

With Online Learning, I have prepared recorded videos that are equivalent to lectures. Therefore, I was planning to make the module more interactive. However, it is often the case that only 15% of ...
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I'm from India, planning to do Phd in Marketing Management. Can I pursue it with my job thats 5 days a week 10 hours a day?

I am currently working in the media industry having a 9 years experience. I want to do a Phd in order to get into the academics sector in the next 3-4 years maybe. I have a 5 days a week working ...
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How to answer your boss's question about your impression on the progress of a project that you took part in as a newcomer appropriately?

I work in Germany. After a group meeting of 5 about a project that I took part in, my professor asked me how do I think about the project progress. I had the impression that we might not meet the ...
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How to reply to your boss when your boss ask you whether your new subordinate is competent/ good to let the boss have a good impression of you?

I recently started to supervise a student writing his bachelor thesis. While he was about two weeks late in contacting me (which was apparently normal according to my colleagues; he also explained to ...
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How does management work in academia? Who do professors report to?

In commercial companies you will mostly only have a handful people per manager. For example in a law firm it might be four or five and rarely that I know of more than a dozen. But in (university) ...
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How to gracefully step back from academic administration duties during the pandemic?

I am a tenured professor who holds some administrative positions (e.g., graduate director) in exchange for teaching reduction. I had previously asked about the administrative tasks consuming all my ...
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How to get started with PhD dissertation? (Management & Humanities)

I got accepted to a university as PhD Candidate. My research proposal is sent & accepted, and I found a supervisor. Though we plan to meet at least 1 time/month, I feel a bit confused about the ...
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Is the adoption of IS0 9000 principles, or even actual ISO certification very common in universities?

I'm not sure if this is on-topic but nothing seemed conclusive that it wasn't in the help center, so let's see what happens. The ISO 9000 family of standards has been adopted by well over a million ...
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What are the benefits of an MBA to someone with a Computer Science degree?

I know this is relative to a person's unique situation or career objectives, but generally speaking, what can a Master's in Business administration do for a computer scientist? The reason I ask is ...
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How can I write a research paper as 'original contribution'?

I have been told by the editor that the paper does not have original contribution to literature development. However the framework is derived from the past literature with complete citations and ...
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Can a managing editor replace the editor on a paper or remove them from the editorial board? [duplicate]

Let's assume that a journal editor has been allocated a submission, started reviewing it himself, but stopped responding to the managing editor (= you) despite a long time since the authors had sent ...
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Generic name for "manager" in social science theorizing [closed]

Please bear with me as I try to explain what I'm looking for; my question concerns getting help to find the right words to describe it. Also, if there's a more appropriate Stack Exchange site for a ...
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Are management courses useless? [closed]

As a business students I have taken tons of management courses - from marketing theories to company strategies to human resources. But I feel I literally got nothing out of them. What we have done is ...
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How do you motivate collaborators to meet deadlines, when there is no financial incentives involved in their work?

I'm becoming frustrated with an international collaborator that has been involved in the project since early this year. He has been responsible for translating the survey into another language and we ...
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Notes taking and notes management [duplicate]

Problem 1 I have been struggling coming out an efficient way to take notes while reading papers, one commonly-used way is annotate the paper while reading, but some issues include These notes are ...
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Is it ethical to put a surveillance camera inside a lab

The Lab leader is putting a surveillance camera inside the lab to protect some precious devices bought recently. The viewpoint of the camera covers most of the lab and shows clearly the lab members ...
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management in academia

I want to explain the particular situation in my university, and advice for how should I act (or at least how my mental status should be). Traditionally, the management positions in my university (...
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What can a PI do about a low-performing postdoc?

This is a hypothetical question inspired by a flip side of the situation described here. Consider a PI on tenure-track position, facing tenure / promotion panel in a few years. The PI has just got ...
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In American universities, why are academics placed in managerial and administrative functions?

I'm a new hire at an R1 university in the United States. My position focuses on the administration of research. Before coming here, I worked in private industry and government agencies - but this is ...
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Advices to Manage Academic Department

I am a new faculty who happen to be chairing a department of 25 professors. Are there any standards/procedures I should follow to organize the work in our (computer science) department? scheduling, ...
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The Curious Case of Disappearing Funds

I am a Marie Curie early stage researcher in a H2020 funded project (early training network, for those aware of the terminology), that's spread between several universities in Europe (including where ...
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Project management techniques applied to research

Are there books/writing on project management as applied to scientific research (for PhD students and higher)? I am looking for something synonymous to Scott Berkun's "Making Things Happen", which ...
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Is there a difference between "in review" and "under review"

I recently submitted a paper to a Management journal, usually if the manuscript is in the review process, it shows "under review". This time, once upon submission the status turned "in review". I ...
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What should I do when I would like to move to a new lab because my current PI is abusive? [closed]

I started to work in a Lab as a Researcher 4 months ago, with the prospect of being a PhD student. This Lab carries out research topics I am interested and passionate about but when I started there ...
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Software for tracking next manuscripts to submit

I manage a research group and need to track, for all manuscripts I am going to submit soon, things like funding agency I need to add for that manuscript, authors for the other, potential journals for ...
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Start the PhD research before taking my masters?

I was thinking about getting my masters in November 2015 or May 2016 (An 18 month masters) but I was wondering if its possible to start my PhD research from now, I have an idea of what my research ...
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Podcasts like Manager Tools/Career Tools, but for academics: Do they exist?

The Manager Tools and Career Tools series of podcasts are industry-oriented, but I find great value in them as I retool for an academic career. I was never a manager in my industry career, but the ...
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strategy to divide the class of large number of students

Let us consider that one is supposed to teach a class of a large number of students (say 100 or more). I am thinking of this scenario corresponding to undergraduate students, but hoping for a general ...
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Wildly Varying Scores on GMAT and GRE - Should I Send Both?

I am applying now to PhD programs in various management related fields (quantitative marketing and finance) and took both the GMAT and GRE back in October. My score, specifically in the quantitative ...
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How to best approach literature with low information content for good retention

My question relates to a certain type of opaque pseudo-technical prose that unfortunately is so pervasive in management literature. Authors with this kind of writing style like to make completely ...
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Effect of passing management courses on research career

By reviewing syllabus of a MBA course, and its entry requirements such as some years of industry job experience; it comes to mind that these type of management courses are designed only for the people ...
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Does engineering undergrad performance matter for masters in management admission?

In Masters in Management (MSc Mgmt/MIM) admissions, how much weight is generally given by the Adcom to the applicant's undergrad performance, especially if it's an unrelated one like engineering? ...
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Should I publish as sole author and do everything or invite coauthors so that I mostly just do the programming and benchmarking?

Consider the concept of opportunity cost. There are two possible situations: I program everything, do the evaluation with a benchmark, tell nobody, write everything and publish alone. I program ...
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I have been pigeonholed, how can I solve it?

I can program, write papers and research. I'm better at research, but due to the lack of programmers I've been assigned programming tasks in my current institution. Additionally, I have little ...
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Transition from PhD to project-manager position

I’m approaching the end of my PhD adventure and I’ve started looking around for job opportunities. Recently, I found a job posting that fits my career goals quite nicely, but it has more managerial ...
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Advice for a career in healthcare management

I have a bachelor's degree in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics and an MBA from a AACSB accredited university. I have about four years of work experience in the field of healthcare management. I have ...
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Group/lab guide for new students and post-docs: what should it contain?

Large research groups have guides for newcomers, which contain both important information, both high-level and practical, on their new position and the group. I don't have such a large group, but I ...
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Management after Software Engineering undergraduate degree or separate management masters degree?

I am currently an undergraduate student studying BEng (Hons) Software Engineering at University of Greenwich. I want to do masters but I am not sure what to do. I am a very talented software architect ...
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How to handle a PI who constantly threatens to kick me out of their lab?

I am a first-year PhD student in Biology and I am currently working in a lab for a very hard-to-please PI (a new PI who started a couple years ago and only just recruited her first few graduate ...
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How do we end the culture of “endless hours at work”?

In many of the research groups I’ve worked at or visited, there is a culture that endless hours in the lab equal successful researcher. (I am in a theoretical field, so requirement of long-running ...
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Engineers/Scientists to break into management consulting

Engineers and Scientists are probably not the kind of people management consulting companies look for. But I think many of such would be highly qualified and a good fit for management consulting ...
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