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Rhythms of Academic Life
Personal Accounts of Careers in Academia

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July 1996 | 536 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"Reading this book is like enjoying an exotic buffet. It is exotic to hear unfamiliar teaching voices from familiar researchers. The variety of voices is both quantatively and qualitatively satisfying to 'hungry' researchers who plan to start their teaching careers soon." --Dora Lau, Doctoral Student, Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, University of British Columbia "A must-read for anyone embarking upon a career in academia Researchers Hooked on Teaching provides valuable insights into the trials and tribulations of teaching at the college level." --Jennifer Cliff, Doctoral Student, University of British Columbia Offering support, guidance, and advice for those contemplating or already involved in academic careers, Rhythms of Academic Life is a comprehensive manual that surveys important topics relevant to the world of academia, such as publishing, research, teaching, pedagogy, teamwork, sabbaticals, and tenure. Written by an incomparable diverse group of scholars, this collection provides rich, personal, sometimes poignant, and often humorous accounts of both the common and the unique journeys taken throughout an academic lifetime. The contributors describe the experiences of scholars in different roles and transition points and supply a set of guidelines that will help others make informed choices. This one-of-a-kind volume makes it possible to enter into an academic career well-prepared and familiarizes the reader with the academic work climate. Students and professionals in organization studies, management, and across a variety of disciplines will find that this volume greatly enhances their understanding of scholarly life. The illustrious cast of contributors provide a wealth of down-to-earth, reliable advice--proving once and for all that those who can, teach.

 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: CAREER RHYTHMS: FIVE EXEMPLARS
Arthur G Bedeian
Lessons Learned along the Way
Twelve Suggestions for Optimizing Career Success  
Joan V Gallos
On Becoming a Scholar
One Woman's Journey  
Miriam Erez
Rhythms of an Academic's Life
Crossing Cultural Borders  
Vance F Mitchell
Transitions
Stewart Clegg in conversation with John M Jermier
Creating a Career
Observations from outside the Mainstream  
 
PART TWO: EARLY RHYTHMS
 
Becoming a Teacher
Christina E Shalley
Becoming a Teacher at a Research University
John A Miller
On Learning Why I Became a Teacher
Walter R Nord
Research/Teaching Boundaries
Stella M Nkomo
Teaching as an Act of Scholarship
 
Doing Research and Getting Published
Edwin A Locke
Using Programmatic Research to Build a Grounded Theory
Mats Alvesson
Developing Programmatic Research
Susan J Ashford
The Publishing Process
A Struggle for Meaning  
Kevin R Murphy
Getting Published
J Keith Murnighan
Revising and Resubmitting
Author Emotions, Editor Roles, and the Value of Dialogue  
 
Working with Doctoral Students
Larry L Cummings
The Development of Doctoral Students
Substantive and Emotional Perspectives  
Susan J Ashford
Working with Doctoral Students
Reflections on Doctoral Work Past and Present  
Linn Van Dyne
Mentoring Relationships
A Comparison of Experiences in Business and Academia  
Roderick M Kramer and Joanne Martin
Transitions and Turning Points in Faculty-Doctoral Student Relationships
 
Getting Tenure
Marilyn E Gist
Getting Tenure
Toni C King
Rounding Corners
An African-American Female Scholar's Pretenure Experiences  
 
Pause Point 1: Integration of Work and Nonwork Lives
James P Walsh
Thoughts on Integrating Your Work and Personal Life (and the Limits of Advice)
Marcy Crary
Holding It All Together
 
PART THREE: MIDDLE RHYTHMS: TRADITIONAL PATHS
 
Working Collaboratively
C R Hinings and Royston Greenwood
Working Together
Jane E Dutton, Jean M Bartunek and Connie J G Gersick
Growing a Personal, Professional Collaboration
James G (Jerry) Hunt, Arja Ropo and Päivi Eriksson
Three Voices Reflecting on Scholarly Career Journeys with International Collaboration
 
Becoming a Reviewer
Elaine Romanelli
Becoming a Reviewer
Lessons Somewhat Painfully Learned  
Huseyin Leblebici
The Act of Reviewing and Being a Reviewer
Alan D Meyer
Balls, Strikes, and Collisions on the Base Path
Ruminations of a Veteran Reviewer  
 
Becoming a Journal Editor
Janice M Beyer
Becoming a Journal Editor
Robert I Sutton
Work as a Parade of Decision Letters
Pleasures and Burdens of Being an Associate Editor at the Administrative Science Quarterly  
 
Becoming a Department Chair and an Administrator
Nancy K Napier
Alice in Academia
The Department Chairman Role from Both Sides of the Mirror  
Cynthia V Fukami
Herding Cats Part Deux
The Hygiene Factor  
Allan R Cohen
Becoming an Administrator
The Education of an Educator  
 
Becoming a Full Professor
Ray V Montagno
On Becoming a Professor
Sara L Rynes
Becoming a Full Professor
 
Pause Point 2: The Overenriched Work Life
Susan E Jackson
Dealing with the Overenriched Work Life
 
PART FOUR: MIDDLE RHYTHMS: NONTRADITIONAL PATHS
 
Working as a Consultant
Philip H Mirvis
Midlife as a Consultant
Mary Ann Von Glinow
Working as a Consultant
Academic Imprimatur or Taboo?  
 
Developing Innovative Teaching Materials
Robert D Marx
Rhythms of an Academic Life
David A Whetten
Reflections on Championing an Innovation in Academe
The Case of Management Skill Education  
 
Working inside the University
Judy D Olian
Breaking Out, inside the University
 
WORKING WITH POLICY MAKERS
Paul R Sackett
Working with Policy Makers
 
Pause Point 3: Another Look at Integrating Work and Nonwork Lives
Robert E Quinn, Regina M O'Neill and Gelaye Debebe
Confronting the Tensions in an Academic Career
Anne Sigismund Huff
Professional and Personal Life
 
PART FIVE: RHYTHMS OF RENEWAL
 
Taking a Sabbatical
André L Delbecq
What's Next after 10 Years as Dean? Reflections of a Reemerging Professor
Meryl Reis Louis
A Sabbatical Journey
Toward Personal and Professional Renewal  
 
PART SIX: RHYTHMS OF THE FIELD
 
A Look at the Future
Raymond E Miles
Business Schools in Transition
A Brief History of Business Education  
William H Mobley
The External and Institutional Context of Business Higher Education
Robert B Duncan
The Changing Role of the Business School's Environment
The Threat-Rigidity Response Is Real  
Marcia P Miceli
Business Schools in Transition
An Associate Dean's Perspective  
Janet P Near
Stakeholders and You
James P Walsh
Embracing Change
We Get By with a Lot of Help from Our Friends  
Peter J Frost and M Susan Taylor
Commentary
 
Conclusion

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