Postdoc challenges – For a few weeks now, Nature has been talking about the issues that postdocs have been facing. As a postdoc myself, I can relate to the issues of uncertainty about the future. Despite this, I have been lucky to find a position in a great research group during the pandemic. I am really worried about how academia would proceed moving forward, so we’ll see.
Lab, Gig or Enterprise? How scientist-inventors form nascent startup teams – groups the startup formation strategies by scientists into three clusters. For some inventors, their startup is basically an extension of their academic laboratories where they can experiment with the commercial applications of their research. The gig model occurs when inventors want to pursue an idea quickly and see if it would be viable enough to be an exit. The enterprise model emphasizes creating a team that would enable the creation of a real sustainable business.
Management Research that Makes a Difference: Broadening the Meaning of Impact – every now and then, I have to remind myself what is the point of management research. This editorial provides five forms of impact: scholarly, practical, societal , policy and educational.
Converting inventions into innovations in large firms: How inventors at Xerox navigated the innovation process to commercialize their ideas – a study from June. Really interesting idea of innovators going around other departments to find a more amenable evaluation criteria so that they can later acquire further resources
The Matthew effect and the halo effect in research funding – The Matthew effect refers to the idea taken from the bible that the rich tend to get richer. The Halo effect is the idea that positive impressions in one area can also lead to positive evaluations of other areas. The study shows that researchers gain cumulative advantages, in that getting a funding grant can lead to them getting another one.