Leadership In Science And Technology: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412994233
  • ISBN-13: 9781412994231
  • DDC: 509.2
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 928 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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This work tackles issues relevant to leadership in the realm of science and technology. To encompass the key topics in this arena, this handbook features 100 topics arranged under eight headings. Volume 1 concentrates on general principles of science and technology leadership and includes sections on social scientific perspectives on S and T leadership; key scientific concepts about leading and innovating in S and T; characteristics of S and T leaders and their environments; and strategies, tactics, and tools of S and T leadership. Volume 2 provides case studies of leadership in S and T, with sections considering leadership in informal communities of scientists and engineers; leadership in government projects and research initiatives; leadership in industry research, development, and innovation; and finally, leadership in education and university based research. By focusing on key topics within 100 brief chapters, this unprecedented reference resource offers students more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry but not as much jargon, detail or density as in a journal article or a research handbook chapter.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: The Scope of Leadership in Science and Technology.
About the Editor.
About the Contributors.
1: Scientific Approaches.
2: Anthropology.
3: Cognitive Science.
4: Economics.
5: Futures Studies.
6: Linguistics.
7: Network Science: Theory, Tools, and Practice.
8: Political Science.
9: Social Psychology.
10: Sociology.
11: Urban and Regional Planning.
12: Key Concepts.
13: Controversies.
14: Creative Destruction.
15: Design Science.
16: Diffusion of Innovations.
17: Group Processes.
18: Human Subjects Research.
19: Mechanizing Ethics.
20: National Preeminence.
21: Research Groups.
22: Research Misconduct.
23: The Scientific Method.
24: Social Complexity.
25: Sustainability.
26: Technology Convergence.
27: Contexts.
28: Fallibility and Authority.
29: Inclusive Technologies.
30: Intellectual Property Rights.
31: Moral Exemplars.
32: Multicultural Teams.
33: New Media.
34: Political Economy.
35: Product Liability.
36: Productivity of Invention.
37: Public Attitudes Toward Science and Technology.
38: Religion and Science.
39: Science Careers.
40: Social Movements.
41: Virtual Organizations.
42: Tactics and Tools.
43: Computer Simulation.
44: Creative Cognition.
45: Followership.
46: Gatekeeping.
47: Management Tools for Innovation.
48: Peer Review.
49: The Precautionary Principle.
50: Program Evaluation.
51: Science of Science Policy.
52: Strategic Thinking.
53: The Triple Helix.
54: Workshops and Networks.