Despite the frequent isolation of academic work, it is done in the context of complex, multi-layered global, national, regional and local teaching or research networks. Having good networks is key to achieving what you want in academia. This book describes the kinds of networks that you might build across a range of settings, talks about the pros and cons involved and gives practical guidance on networking activities.
In this chapter we deal in some detail with what networks are, and with their importance, and offer basic advice on some key do's and don'ts. Additionally, we deal with the ethics of networks and alert you to a number of intellectual property rights issues.
Networking in context
Contrary to the myth of the ...