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Article
Publication date: 23 August 2021

Fathima Azra Fazal and Rupak Chakravarty

This paper aims to discuss with an introductory narrative on the models and its role in the context of librarianship.

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Purpose

This paper aims to discuss with an introductory narrative on the models and its role in the context of librarianship.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper explores the relationship between researcher development and library research support. The authors observed the interconnectedness of the two concepts and how this should be studied more with respect to librarianship. Five major higher education and researcher development–related models are examined to assess which would be more suited for library’s research support activities. Accordingly, Prof Linda Evans’ conceptual researcher development model, the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF), the Research Skill Development Framework, Society of College, National and University Libraries Seven Pillars of Information Literacy model and Association of College and Research Libraries’ Standards for Libraries in Higher Education were reviewed. Review and examination of the frameworks, along with relevant literature on the topic, were examined.

Findings

The authors found that the Vitae RDF seemed most ideal, as it was comprehensive and detailed in presentation and could be used not just by the academic staff but also by librarians and researchers to their benefit.

Research limitations/implications

Further studies and thorough review of recent educational and library-related frameworks and models are required from the lens of library research support.

Practical implications

Application of frameworks needs to be actively adopted by librarians.

Originality/value

There are few studies that have examined researcher development and research support in librarianship in conjunction. The present study has aimed to bridge this gap.

Article
Publication date: 1 November 2009

Linda Evans

This paper focuses on two inter‐related components of developing institutional research capacity in the social sciences: developing a research culture (of a specific…

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This paper focuses on two inter‐related components of developing institutional research capacity in the social sciences: developing a research culture (of a specific nature), and developing researchers. I use the term “researcher” in the context of this paper to refer both to academics for whom research is, or is intended to be, a component of their work and of their contractual responsibilities, and to those employed in research only roles. First, however, I address the issue of the need for development, outlining the shortcomings of social science research and, by extension and implication, of the research leadership that I suggest is failing – at least in part – to achieve its purpose of developing institutional research capacity.

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International Journal for Researcher Development, vol. 1 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2048-8696

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Publication date: 9 November 2012

Linda Evans

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International Journal for Researcher Development, vol. 3 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2048-8696

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Publication date: 17 May 2013

Linda Evans

103

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International Journal for Researcher Development, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2048-8696

Article
Publication date: 11 November 2011

Linda Evans

This paper represents a written, expanded, version of a keynote address presented at the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference, at the midland Hotel…

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Purpose

This paper represents a written, expanded, version of a keynote address presented at the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference, at the midland Hotel, Manchester, UK, in September 2011. It is intended both to contribute towards defining researcher development as a field of research and scholarship, and to motivate those with an interest in the field to go beyond mere description and to incorporate clarity, rigour and analytical depth into their work. Its specific objective is to propose a research agenda for researcher development and to present the case for this agenda.

Design/methodology/approach

This is an analytical and conceptual paper. It presents the author's subjective views, illustrated, where appropriate, with examples of the author's conceptual and theoretical work. These underpin the research agenda for the field of researcher development.

Findings

There are no “findings” as such, only the author's perspective and observation that, as an emerging field of research and scholarship, researcher development must follow the path of academic rigour (e.g. analytical depth, conceptual clarity, definitional precision, and the development of theory and theoretical perspectives) if it is to achieve credibility within the academic community. The field also needs to widen its focus, it is argued, reflecting a broad interpretation of the concept of researcher development.

Originality/value

This is the first paper dedicated to an attempt to define the field. Its value also lies in its definitions and conceptualisations of researcher development, and its presentation of a taxonomy that deconstructs researcher development, revealing it to be multidimensional.

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Publication date: 18 May 2012

Linda Evans

104

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International Journal for Researcher Development, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2048-8696

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Publication date: 11 November 2011

Linda Evans

365

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International Journal for Researcher Development, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2048-8696

Article
Publication date: 1 April 1990

Robert W. Tucker, Walt J. McCoy and Linda C. Evans

A two‐year qualitative study with business leaders identifiedsalient dimensions of organisational culture (OC) which were thenoperationalised into a multiscale survey. The…

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A two‐year qualitative study with business leaders identified salient dimensions of organisational culture (OC) which were then operationalised into a multiscale survey. The Survey of Organisational Culture (SOC) was then employed in ten empirical studies to assess: reliability, validity, perceived usefulness to professional managers and the overall feasibility and adequacy of objective assessments of OC. The results indicate that reliable and meaningful information can be obtained that will be useful to managers.

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Journal of Managerial Psychology, vol. 5 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0268-3946

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Publication date: 20 May 2011

Linda Evans

475

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International Journal for Researcher Development, vol. 2 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2048-8696

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Publication date: 11 November 2019

Esther Njoku, Huub Ruël, Hefin Rowlands, Linda Evans and Michael Murdoch

There is currently a proliferation of digital analytics and machine/artificial intelligence productivity tools for creating and sustaining competitive advantage through…

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There is currently a proliferation of digital analytics and machine/artificial intelligence productivity tools for creating and sustaining competitive advantage through strategic flexibility. Transformational e-HRM enables organizations to achieve and sustain competitive advantage through exploitation of these new productivity tools and approaches. However, it has been observed that many organizations have not been able to realize this. Using findings from an empirical exploration of e-HRM’s contribution to sustaining business performance, derived through an interpretative phenomenological analysis of a single case study, we propose in this chapter that for organizations to leverage the productivity gains of implementing Transformational e-HRM, HR and frontline managers require access to readily available artificial intelligence productivity tools. For e-HRM to contribute to sustaining business performance, we add to strategic flexibility theory that this can be realized by using e-HRM to enable strategic flexibility and adaptive capability. As we propose that it will be about organizations using the strategic capability derived by using Transformational e-HRM to create flexible and adaptive organizations. Its implications for practice are stated.

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HRM 4.0 For Human-Centered Organizations
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-535-2

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