This invaluable source book offers guidance, support and advice for those contemplating or involved in academic careers. The contributions provide rich, personal, sometimes poignant and often humorous accounts of shared and unique experiences of those in the world of academia.

Middle Rhythms: Traditional Paths
Middle rhythms: Traditional paths

Working Collaboratively

Working with other people in intensive ways has always been part of our academic lives.

C. R. Hinings and Royston Greenwood (p. 225)

Our collaboration began serendipitously. We did not start with a rational assessment that we ought to work together. In fact, our divergent research interests made us a somewhat unlikely team. Rather, the catalyst for this collaboration was our shared emotional reaction to what we perceived to be strong, established norms about how one ought to think about research and work with doctoral students.

Jane E. Dutton, Jean M. Bartunek and Connie J. G. Gersick (p. 241)

What had been two duos (Arja and Jerry; Arja and Päivi) was now a trio. The trio's marching orders were to plan ...

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