In this week's Managing Think Tanks chapter, managers would do well to structure their research output in order to maximise effectiveness and staff satisfaction.
Posts from the ‘Research’ Category
In this week's Managing Think Tanks chapter, balance scorecards are discussed in order for think tank leaders to have the best information about their organisations' areas.
In this week's Managing Think Tanks chapter, we focus on the importance of think tanks having an understanding of its costs, and control and accountability of its use of sponsor funding. Two methods are outlined for including indirect costs into project cost allocation.
On this week's Managing Think Tanks post, we take a look at board of directors and the problems they can run into. The chapter provides advice on how to foster a more efficient board, as well as on better meetings and better recruiting of board members.
On this week's Managing Think Tanks post, communication is key. The fifth chapter provides guidelines on how to formulate a communications plan, tips on making it work, and looks at think tank practices from the former Soviet Bloc and sub-Saharan Africa.
In the fourth chapter of Managing Think Tanks, research quality control is discussed, and a model is provided for ensuring good peer-review processes.
The Think Tank Initiative has launched a new call for proposals to study the relationship between universities and think tanks. This seems like once in life time opportunity to develop new knowledge on this field. This blog outlines a value for money project design that could maximise the density of information and knowledge on this relationship.
This essay analyses the different types of boards found in think tanks. It argues that think tanks are influenced in their choice of boards by the political and historical context they are in. It also looks at board practices and provides suggestions for better board efficiency.