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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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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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Reputable management journals without publication fee [closed]

Please, could you kindly provide me lists of reputable management journal free of publication charges. many thanks.
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Should I pursue a master's in computer science after a Ph.D. in information systems?

I'm nearing completion of a Ph.D. in management information systems. For a number of reasons I've decided I don't want to pursue a career in academia post Ph.D. and instead return to my prior career (...
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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 ...