mdh.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Understanding "the PhD-project" - applying narrow and broad perspectives on doctoral studies
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation. (NMP)ORCID iD: 000-0002-6980-3448
2016 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
National Category
Social Sciences Educational Sciences
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-34247OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-34247DiVA: diva2:1056823
Conference
EURAM 2016, June 1-4, 2016, Paris
Note

To pursue a PhD is not a simple task. The expectations on the doctoral students are high, the atmosphere is competitive and while expected to perform well they are also forming a new professional identities as researchers. To their assistance they have one or several supervisors, who need to possess a vast range of skills in order to perform the task of supervising; tasks that only a few supervisors possess in full. It is not strange that a vast majority of doctoral students never complete their studies. In light of this the organizing of the PhD-work as a project seem a promising path. Being thought of as an efficient and result-oriented mode of organizing, increasingly more and differing work have been organized in projects during the past decades. This trend of “projectification” may be explained from a narrow perspective (that projects are used since they are better than other ways of organizing work) or from a broad perspective (that projects are thought to be better than other ways of organizing work which provides this particular mode of organizing with legitimacy). This article uses narrow and broad perspectives when studying how doctoral students make sense of their PhD-work from a project perspective. Combining the two perspectives help us understand the benefits as well as the potential drawbacks of understanding doctoral studies as projects. 

Available from: 2016-12-15 Created: 2016-12-15 Last updated: 2016-12-19Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Hallin, Anette
By organisation
Industrial Economics and Organisation
Social SciencesEducational Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Total: 38 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf