Inge van der Weijden

Inge van der Weijden
Leiden University | LEI · Center for Science and Technology Studies

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Publications (27)
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Purpose This paper draws on the employment situation of postdoctoral researchers (postdocs) in the Netherlands, concerning their career prospects and embeddedness within their organisation, in order to discuss theoretical perspectives on academic careers. Design/methodology/approach Our multimethod study consists of three parts: a survey, in-dep...
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While widespread concerns exist over the experiences and career trajectories of postdoctoral fellows in higher education, these concerns are not always examined through the lens of a social and cultural context unique to a national system. Postdoctoral fellows do exist in various forms at academic institutions around the world. Understanding their...
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In this study, we assess the effects of temporary employment on job satisfaction and the personal lives of recent PhD graduates. Temporary employment is becoming increasingly prevalent in many sectors, but has been relatively common in academia, especially for early career scientists. Labor market theory shows temporary employment to have a conspic...
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The Belgian research institute ECOOM (https://www.ecoom.be/) has conducted research into the link between the academic working environment and the (mental) well-being of PhD candidates at Flemish universities (Levecque et al., 2016 & 2017). The results of this research show that young researchers are more likely to develop mental problems than the...
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Free download via: http://www.phdcentre.eu/en/practices/portraits.html The number of PhDs awarded by Dutch universities has doubled since 2000. Of those receiving a PhD in the Netherlands, 68% will ultimately be unable to find work at a university in the Netherlands or abroad (sometimes after first holding a temporary position). These PhDs will go...
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In the current discussions concerning the pressure for publication and to obtain grants, the questions about what publication and grant pressure actually involve and how they are linked to the academic job market, are often neglected. In this study, we show that publication and grand pressure are not just external forces but internal ones as scient...
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De meerderheid van de gepromoveerden en postdocs komt terecht in een baan buiten de wetenschap. Toch weten we maar weinig over hoe ze dit ervaren. Nieuw onderzoek onder zowel gepromoveerden als hun niet-wetenschappelijke werkgevers laat zien dat de veronderstelde klooftussen wetenschap en bedrijfsleven minder groot is dan dikwijls gedacht. Hoe kunn...
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Recent decades have seen a sharp increase in the number of female PhD graduates in the Netherlands. Currently, the share of females among newly graduated PhDs is almost on par with that of males. A considerable body of scientific studies has investigated the role of gender in the academic workplace. However, the role of gender in the careers of all...
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While postdoctoral researchers (postdocs) are an increasingly important and productive group of employees in academia, they lack further career prospects and embeddedness within their organizations. This paper provides a rare glimpse into this relatively unexplored but important group. A comparative study of two Dutch universities included a survey...
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Bibliometric studies often measure and compare scholarly performance, but they rarely investigate why universities, departments, and research groups do have different performance. In this paper we try to explain differences in scholarly performance of research groups in terms of organizational variables. In order to do this, we extensively review t...
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In this article, we study the evaluation of talented early career researchers, as done in grant allocation processes. To better understand funding decisions, we studied the grant allocation process in more detail, and compared the notion of talent in grant allocation with more general notions of talent existing in the academic work environment. The...
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Talent selection within science is increasingly performed by panels, e.g. by reviewing grant or fellowship applications. Many studies from fields of sociology of science and science policy studies have been conducted to identify biases and predict outcomes of these processes, mainly focusing on characteristics of applicants, applications, and revie...
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Do young tenured professors who receive mentorship differ from those without mentorship in terms of motivation, scholarly performance, and group management practice? We conducted a survey among research group leaders in the biomedical and health sciences in the Netherlands, to study the effects of mentorship. Our results show that mentorship practi...
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Career grants are an important instrument for selecting and stimulating the next generation of leading researchers. Earlier research has mainly focused on the relation between past performance and success. In this study we investigate the evidence of talent and how the selection process takes place. More specifically, we investigate which quality d...
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There is substantial literature on research performance differences between male and female researchers, and its explanation. Using publication records of 852 social scientists, we show that performance differences indeed exist. However, our case study suggests that in the younger generation of researchers these have disappeared. If performance dif...
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Bibliometric indicators are increasingly used at the individual level – as is exemplified by the popularity of the H-index. However, quite some research shows that these indicators hardly predict career decisions and decisions about grant applications. This suggests that in practice the indicators based on productivity (publications) and impact (ci...
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The competition for top positions in university rankings has put a stronger emphasis on the quality of university staff. Recruitment of excellent scholars is a core activity for university HRM. In this study, we compare the careers of pairs of similar researchers that were considered as very talented in their early careers. Of every pair, one has a...
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This paper answers five questions about the societal impact of research. Firstly, we examine the opinions of research group leaders about the increased emphasis on societal impact, i.e. does it influence their research agenda, communication with stakeholders, and knowledge dissemination to stakeholders? Furthermore, we investigate the quality of th...
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Soietal orientation and output products of Dutch para-clinical research groups Discussions about the societal impact and valorization of academic science have raised the expectation that the societal value of biomedical and health research will become more visible. Measuring both the size and quality of societal output has gained importance, but i...
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Our paper examines the relationship between managerial control and research performance of academic groups. An understanding of the determinants of research performance is a prerequisite for designing effective micro- and macro-research policies. The paper focuses on Dutch medical and health research groups. Our paper addresses the following questi...
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Increasing demands for accountability and applicability raise the question of how organizational factors affect researchers' performance and career choices. In a study of Dutch medical Ph.D. student's experiences, organizational culture and climate and attitudes towards research quality are related to performance and career choices. Ph.D.s who chos...
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The first part of this thesis sheds light on evaluation practices in Dutch (bio)medical and health research. It is shown that research groups have to deal with evaluation practices organised by various intermediary organisations as well as university bodies in all phases of the research process. Results reveal that some of the external research eva...

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This project aims to better understand how early career researchers from around the world perceive and deal with their current and future career challenges. It is also an opportunity to validate an adapted version of the Career Competencies Questionnaire (Akkermans et al., 2013). If you are a doctoral student or a PhD holder who graduated within the past 8 years, you are kindly invited to complete our 20-minute online survey: https://fr.surveymonkey.com/r/CCQ_ERCs Many thanks for your participation!
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Investigating careers of academics, during and post their work in academia. Special interests for post-docs and gender.