Academic journal article Research-Technology Management

From the Inside: Scientists' Own Experience of Good (and Bad) Management

Academic journal article Research-Technology Management

From the Inside: Scientists' Own Experience of Good (and Bad) Management

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From the inside: scientists' own experience of good (and bad) management; Alice M. Sapienza; R&D Management 35, 5, 2005, pp. 473-481.

This article by a health care administrator at Simmons College (Boston, Massachusetts) presents interim results from an exploratory study with two major objectives: 1) to understand better how scientists define and experience effective and ineffective leadership, and 2) to identify skills the scientists believe they lack.

For the past five years, more than 200 scientific researchers from Europe, Asia and the U.S. have been asked open-ended questions about the best example of scientific leadership they have encountered; the worst example and their most difficult problems leading scientific endeavors. Sapienza finds that their responses to date have included unexpected and surprising results. Good leaders are most frequently described as caring and compassionate (in contrast to the expected description of technically competent). Bad leaders are most frequently described as (surprisingly) abusive. The other important finding is that gender inequity persists. These responses illuminate some of the challenges facing those who manage R&D, she says. …

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