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Knowledge and Networking: On Communication in the Social Sciences (Paperback)
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Knowledge and Networking: On Communication in the Social Sciences (Paperback)

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Paperback 238 Pages / Published: 30/12/2016
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Success and career growth in academic life depend upon reaching and influencing the widest audience possible. To do so, scientists strive to develop personalized trust. They do so by establishing connections through networking and also through the strength of their arguments and the validity and reliability of their research. To secure increasingly rare tenure positions and achieve salary increases, promotions, and recognition, scholars place themselves on a continuum of priorities ranging from total emphasis on networking to complete focus on advancing knowledge. The best solution, Oleinik argues is to find some middle ground between the two extremes.

When scholars prioritize networking, he argues, science reproduces features of a "small world," in which personal connections prevail, and who knows whom matters more than who knows what. In this scenario, one's status derives more from affiliation with a specific group of scholars or a particular university than from advancing knowledge. Acknowledging that it would be a mistake to consider networking the main source of evils in social science, Oleinik instead criticizes the decisions scholars make to focus on networking, instead of struggling to find that middle ground between networking and advancing knowledge, and managing conflicts between these priorities.

The fierce competition for increasingly scarce research funds, and the difficulty of finding jobs in academia underlines the growing importance of the career choices made by an academic. Though Oleinik focuses particularly on the social sciences, his ideas are just as relevant to other disciplinary areas.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9781412864077
Number of pages: 238
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Anton Oleinik has produced an innovative study on the importance that institutional structures have on communication between scholars working in social sciences. . . . I wish this book had been available when I began my career."

--Glen Atkinson, emeritus professor of economics, University of Nevada, Reno


"Anton Oleinik has produced an innovative study on the importance that institutional structures have on communication between scholars working in social sciences. . . . I wish this book had been available when I began my career."

--Glen Atkinson, emeritus professor of economics, University of Nevada, Reno


-Anton Oleinik has produced an innovative study on the importance that institutional structures have on communication between scholars working in social sciences. . . . I wish this book had been available when I began my career.-

--Glen Atkinson, emeritus professor of economics, University of Nevada, Reno

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