Guiding Ph.D. Students

C. Anthony Di Benedetto, Adam Lindgreen, Torsten Ringberg, Audhesh Paswan, Laura Peracchio, David Luna, Peter Naudé, Roderick J. Brodie, John Nicholson, Markus Reihlen, Matthew J. Robson, Ken Peattie, Hans Baumgartner

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This chapter discusses the issues and challenges of Ph.D. student supervision. Several academic colleagues with much experience in Ph.D. supervision were asked to contribute their thoughts on this important task. We present the tasks of supervision, including how these may be adapted depending on student characteristics such as extent of managerial experience. Then we explore the challenges faced by Ph.D. students, and discuss how these can be addressed. Following that, we examine the role of the supervisor in helping build student capabilities in publishing and teaching. Furthermore, we address the benefits of taking on supervisory responsibility. In the conclusion, the co-authors of this chapter provide retrospectives on their own experiences as Ph.D. supervisors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHow to Fast-track Your Academic Career : A Guide for Mid-career Scholars
Number of pages23
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Publication date2021
ISBN (Print)9781839101779
ISBN (Electronic)9781839101786
Publication statusPublished - 2021
SeriesHow To Guides

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