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Reimagining Higher Education In Australia, From The Past To The Present

In the lead-up to the release of the final report of the University Accord next month, the author asks, ‘What is the current state of Australian higher education? And how did we get here?’

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Disruptive Technologies and Local Regulations: Policy Leaning in Venue Shifting

The fear that without proper constraints technologies may run amok has propelled many local governments to restrict such technologies. How are technology firms to respond to these local restrictions?

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When Social Impact And Global University Rankings Collide: Successful Beginnings For African Universities

The authors have launched a new international, multi-institution and interdisciplinary research project. “African universities as enablers of social innovation and sustainable development” is funded by the Worldwide Universities Network.

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The Silver Lining in Bulk Retractions

This is the opening from a longer post by Adya Misra, the research integrity and inclusion manager at Social Science Space’s parent, Sage. The full post, which addresses the hows and the whys of bulk retractions in Sage’s academic journals, appears at Retraction Watch.

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Whose Work Most Influenced You? Part 5: A Social Science Bites Retrospective 

At the end of every interview that host David Edmonds conducts for the Social Science Bites podcast, he poses the same question: Whose work most influenced you? Those exchanges don’t appear in the regular podcast; we save them up and present them as quick-fire montages that in turn create a fascinating mosaic of the breadth and variety of the social and behavioral science enterprise itself. 


New Thought Leadership Webinar Series Opens with Regional Looks at Research Impact

Research impact will be the focus of a new webinar series from Epigeum, which provides online courses for universities and […]

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Endel Tulving, 1927-2023: ‘The Memorist’ of Cognitive Psychology

Endel Tulving, a cognitive neuroscientist and experimental psychologist who conducted groundbreaking work on memory after his escape from war-torn Europe, died on September 11 at age 96.

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Shared Leadership: What Do Employees Think About It?

Traditional approaches to sharing leadership focus on the attitude of the manager. But what about the attitudes of the underlings asked to step up?

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Matchmaking Research to Policy: Introducing Britain’s Areas of Research Interest Database

Kathryn Oliver discusses the recent launch of the United Kingdom’s Areas of Research Interest Database. A new tool that promises to provide a mechanism to link researchers, funders and policymakers more effectively collaboratively and transparently.


Watch The Lecture: The ‘E’ In Science Stands For Equity

According to the National Science Foundation, the percentage of American adults with a great deal of trust in the scientific […]

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Deborah Small on Charitable Giving

In this Social Science Bites podcast, Deborah Small, the Adrian C. Israel Professor of Marketing at Yale University, details some of the thought processes and outcomes that research provides about charitable giving.

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Too Many ‘Gray Areas’ In Workplace Culture Fosters Racism And Discrimination

The new president of the American Sociological Association spent more than 10 years interviewing over 200 Black workers in a variety of roles – from the gig economy to the C-suite. I found that many of the problems they face come down to organizational culture. Too often, companies elevate diversity as a concept but overlook the internal processes that disadvantage Black workers.

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Fake News, Misinformation Focus of New Microsite

A new Information Literacy Microsite from sage can be your new home for pressing research on the digital age and the ways to combat mis-, dis-, and misinformation.

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Our Academic-Industry ‘Research Sprints’ Can Solve Problems in 30 Days

Inspired by ‘design sprints’ a Google where projects could create a prototype in five days, the authors started doing ‘research sprints’ in 2015.

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Berggruen Philosophy Prize Awarded to Sociologist Patricia Hill Collins

Patricia Hill Collins, a sociologist and social theorist whose work helped set the stage for theoretical examinations of intersectionality, especially for African-American women, was awarded the 2023 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture

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Political Studies Association Annual Lecture Offers Insight into UK 2024 General Election

Kate Dommett, professor of digital politics at the University of Sheffield, and Sir John Curtice, senior research fellow at the National Centre for Social Research and professor of politics at the University of Strathclyde, plan to delve deep into the upcoming UK general election at the Political Studies Association’s annual lecture.

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Organized Creativity: Creative Processes and Constraints

Creativity is often associated with freedom, but creatives like songwriters must work within constraints as well. Sociologist and musician Tobias Theel discusses constraints and the creative process in his reflection on “Organizing Creativity With Constraints—Insights From Popular Music Songwriting Teams,” which was written with Jörg Sydow and recently published in the Journal of Management Inquiry (JMI).

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Top Five Takeaways from AOM on Business and Management in a Challenging World 

Some clear themes emerged across the divisions and sub-disciplines at the Academy of management annual meeting this year, which we’ve been reflecting on and refer to as our “Top 5” takeaway themes for business and management in 2023. 

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The Many Wins Represented by Claudia Goldin’s Nobel Prize

Decades of research have seen economic historian Claudia Goldin methodically collate data and archival stories, detective style, to uncover explanations for the rise and fall (and rise again) of women’s paid employment over the centuries

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Harvard’s Claudia Goldin Receives Nobel for Work on Gender Labor Gap

Economic historian and labor economist Claudia Goldin on Monday received the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2023, commonly known as the Nobel in economics. The citation from the Nobel Committee cited Goldin “for having advanced our understanding of women’s labor market outcomes.”


Long Covid – A Contested Disorder

All pandemics of novel infectious diseases are accompanied by social pandemics of fear and action. Unless the social pandemics are […]

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Britain’s Academy of Social Sciences Names 47 New Fellows

Forty-seven leading social scientists have been named to the Autumn 2023 cohort of fellows for Britain’s Academy of Social Sciences.

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Hal Hershfield on How We Perceive Our Future Selves

On his institutional web homepage at the University of California-Los Angeles’s Anderson School of Management, psychologist Hal Hershfield posts one statement in big italic type: “My research asks, ‘How can we help move people from who they are now to who they’ll be in the future in a way that maximizes well-being?”


How Intelligent is Artificial Intelligence?

Cryptocurrencies are so last year. Today’s moral panic is about AI and machine learning. Governments around the world are hastening […]

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Latest Golden Goose Award Winners Focused on DNA Applications, and Chickens  

Five scientists who received federal funding earlier in their research journeys honored for their unexpected discoveries.