The limitations of journal based citation metrics for assessing individual researchers are well known. However, the way in which these assessment systems differentially shape research practices within disciplines is less well understood. Presenting evi…
Organisational change is a challenge uniquely suited to the insights of social science
The organisational cultures of businesses and institutions of all kinds have massive implications for society, from day-to-day working conditions, to the impact organisations have on the environment and the economy. In this post, Andrew Day, presents evidence from a recent study into cultural change initiatives and argues that a social perspective of organisations as being, … Continued
Why I Started My Own Business
I am often asked why I started my business, rather than go into a full-time research or academic position. I thought I would answer this question as my first LinkedIn post. The primary reason I started my business was simply the inner drive to provide for a business need I perceived. As a doctoral student, […]
What is an Information Scientist and What is Information Science?
Over the years I have been asked what I do and what my profession does in general. I know what I do, but I’m better at writing than speaking, and I often stumble over my words. The other day I found these definitions, thanks to the State of North Carolina’s Division of Employment Security job […]
The gap between academics and practitioners is a reflection of the underlying tensions of academic belonging.
Jean M. Bartunek and Sara L. Rynes note the recent spike in journal articles across management scholarship seeking to address the divide between academics and practitioners. Whilst there remains relatively little empirical research focused on the issue of a gap, significant attention has been placed on understanding the variety of reasons for the divide. But what is being written probably […]