nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2014‒12‒13
two papers chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Axventure AB

  1. PIS AS BOUNDARY SPANNERS, SCIENCE AND MARKET SHAPERS By Vincent Mangematin; Paul O'reilly; James Cunningham
  2. A Guide and Advice for Economists on the U.S. Junior Academic Job Market: 2014-2015 Edition By Cawley, John

  1. By: Vincent Mangematin (MTS - Management Technologique et Strategique - Grenoble École de Management (GEM)); Paul O'reilly (College of Business - Dublin Institute of Technology); James Cunningham (Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change - J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economic)
    Abstract: The research program organization has been generalized to implement research policies in OECD countries. Principal investigators are the linchpin of the program based organization as they are developing research project to fit within programs. However, principal investigators are not only project managers but they also enact their environment, shape organization, heterogenous networks, research avenues, research communities and transepistemic arenas. Principal investigators are not only researchers they are also boundary spanners amongst academic and private sectors and amongst subfields and disciplines. Principal investigators, especially serial Principal investigators act as scientific entrepreneurs who enact their environment. It questions the relationship between Principal investigators and their organization. It also questions the efficiency and effectiveness of program based research policy.
    Keywords: Scientific entrepreneurs. Principal investigators. enactment. research avenues
    Date: 2014
  2. By: Cawley, John (Cornell University)
    Abstract: This guide, updated for the 2014-15 job market season, describes the U.S. academic market for new Ph.D. economists and offers advice on conducting an academic job search. It reports findings from published papers, describes practical details, and provides links to internet resources. Topics addressed include: preparing to go on the market, applying for academic jobs, the AEA's new electronic clearinghouse for the job market, signaling, interviewing at the ASSA meetings, campus visits, the secondary market scramble, offers and negotiating, diversity, and dual job searches.
    Keywords: benefits, academic labor market, market for economists, salaries
    JEL: A11 A23 J0 J44
    Date: 2014–08

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