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.

Doing Research and Getting Published

Doing research and getting published

To build a theory, you have to know what it is you are talking about …, provide evidence for it …, and integrate it with other relevant theories (e.g., to resolve contradictions …). The bulk of the work in theory building involves gathering evidence.

Edwin A. Locke (p. 100)

Frustration with the preoccupations of the mainstream functionalist and managerial literature, as well as concern about ecological matters and the danger of “corporate colonization” … turning us all into consumers and clients, inspire me to produce a steady flow of critical work.

Mats Alvesson (p. 112)

Some successful academics work from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day in a regimented style that keeps them focused on the work at hand ...

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