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SAGE Handbook of Research Management

by Robert Dingwall and Mary McDonnell SAGE Publications Ltd
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The Handbook of Research Management is a unique tool for the newly promoted research leader. Larger-scale projects are becoming more common throughout the social sciences and humanities, housed in centres, institutes and programmes. Talented researchers find themselves faced with new challenges to act as managers and leaders rather than as individual scholars. They are responsible for the careers and professional development of others, and for managing interactions with university administrations and external stakeholders. Although many scientific and technological disciplines have long been organized in this way, few resources have been created to help new leaders understand their roles and responsibilities and to reflect on their practice.

The Handbook has been created by the combined experience of a leading social scientist and the chief executive of a major international research development institution and funder. The editors have recruited a truly global team of contributors to write about the challenges they have encountered in the course of their careers, and to provoke readers to think about how they might respond within their own contexts.

This book will be a standard work of reference for new research leaders, in any discipline or country, looking for help and inspiration. The editorial commentaries extend its potential use in support of training events or workshops where groups of new leaders can come together and explore the issues that are confronting them.

Preparing for a Research Career - David Stone and Robert Gutierrez
Planning and Project Management - Bob Anderson
Responding to a Call - Rajika Bhandari and Jonah Kokodyniak
Getting Funded for the First Time - Daniella Sarnoff
Winning Large Grants - Paul Martin
Developing a Project and Choosing a Funder - Amarjit Kaur
Developing and Managing Budgets - John Koprowski
Supporting Management with Technology - Zachary Zinn
Incorporating Gender and Diversity - Lut Mergaert and Maxime Forest
Securing Access - Oscar Salemink
Considering Ethics for Social Science Research - Michelle McGinn
Managing Researcher Safety - Desmond Arias
Organizing and Managing Research - Josh DeWind
Engaging the University Administration - Mike Saks
Collaborating Across Disciplines - Michael Davis
Developing and Executing Cross-National Projects - Ivy Bourgeault, Yvonne James and Corinne Packer
Succeeding in a European Research Environment: Eleven Lessons from Denmark - Maja Horst and Alan Irwin
Negotiating in a US University Environment - Barbara Stallings
Managing Research in a Developing Country - Hy Van Luong
Promoting Research and Development in Large Organisations - Michael Hewitt
Working Outside Universities - Josefina Card
Managing the Private-Sector Research Project - Sam Ladner
Promoting Teamwork, from Within and from Afar - Mark VanLandingham
Enacting Leadership in Research Programmes - Graeme Currie
Surviving and Progressing as a Research Fellow - Sarah Dyer and Kate Weiner
Making Best Use of Research Administrators - Sophie Dale-Black
Hiring, Integrating and Removing Team Members - Erin Johnson
Mentoring, Appraising, Ensuring Professional Development and Evaluating Performance - Judith Tanur
Achieving an Impact - Caitlin Porter and Michael Hewitt
Exchanging Knowledge in the Humanities and Social Sciences - Lisa Mooney
Marketing the Team - Neil Robinson
Planning for Publications - Mary-Lea Awanohara
Mobilizing and Disseminating Research Findings Through Informal Mechanisms - Anil Deolalikar
Planning and Executing "the Book?? - Frank Baldwin
Working with Print and Online Journalism - Charles Burress
Working with the Broadcast Media - Toby Murcott
Crafting Strategic Events to Strengthen Research Outputs and Disseminate Results - Nicole Restrick Levit
Using Graphics in Print and Presentations - Steve Kosslyn
Developing a Research Strategy at a Research Intensive University: A Pro Vice Chancellor's Perspective - Teresa Rees
Using Research Process to Improve Research Practice - Jacqueline Williams Kaye
Moving on? - Barbara Czarniawska

Editors Dingwall and McDonnell are prominent researchers based, respectively, in the UK and US, who bring to the project collective expertise in higher education, administration, consulting, journalism, non-profit advocacy, and longitudinal research. Their experience gives them insight into the tensions and conflicting demands researchers in higher education face. The editors have gathered an international group of authors to discuss aspects of management across the research life cycle, with three main sections focused on starting, implementing, and disseminating research. The editors' introduction and conclusion help readers understand the context and interplay of successful management for organizations, teams, and their leaders.
I work as a freelance sociologist throughA my company, Dingwall Enterprises, providing consultancy, research and writing. I have a part-time position at Nottingham Trent University and continuing consultancy relationships with the RCUK Horizon Digital Economy Hub and the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH). I am currently working on public engagement issues in bioenergy for BBSRC and in transport and climate change on an EPSRC project, and editing Symbolic Interaction for the SSSI. This now has a website with the new publishers, Wiley-Blackwell: