The scholarship of management teaching and learning has established itself as a field in its own right, and this benchmark Handbook is the first to provide an account of the discipline. Original chapters from leading international academics identify the key issues and map out where the discipline is going. Each chapter provides a comprehensive and critical overview of the given topic area, highlights current debate, and reviews the emerging research agenda.

Mentoring Ph.D. Students within an Apprenticeship Framework

Mentoring Ph.D. Students within an Apprenticeship Framework

Mentoring Ph.D. students within an apprenticeship framework


Despite its importance in the education industry, little has been written about how to train, educate, and mentor graduate students in pursuit of a Ph.D. Consequently, inconsistency has tended to characterize professor–Ph.D. student mentoring processes and outcomes, perhaps affecting the time-to-completion of degree and also the student attrition rate. The purpose of this chapter is to address this need by providing some guidance on the process of training, educating, and mentoring Ph.D. students using a modeling, coaching, scaffolding, and fading framework. We characterize this as a collaborative dyadic mentoring process within an apprenticeship framework, and draw upon theory and research in mentoring, behavior modeling, social learning theory, and organizational politics to explicate ...

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