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.

Growing a Personal, Professional Collaboration

Growing a Personal, Professional Collaboration

Growing a personal, professional collaboration
Jane E.DuttonJean M.BartunekConnie J. G.Gersick


This is not a “how-to” account of research collaboration. Rather, we intend this essay to be one story of an evolving research collaboration among three women. We focus here on issues that are not often discussed in either doctoral student training or accounts of how collaborative work is done.

The three of us are working on a study about the meaning of relationships in academics' professional lives. This topic is new to each of us, and our research is still developing. We are also relatively new at working together. Our collaboration is different from any we have experienced in the past, and we are still finding our way. The chance to write about ...

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