Leadership in Science & Technology


Just published a new book chapter in this large 2-part volume by SAGE. My chapter is on Leadership in New Media. Here's a link to the book:


Finally, here's an outline of the contents (taken from the draft version):

Leadership in Science and Technology
Edited by William Sims Bainbridge

Leadership in Science and Technology, a 2-volume set within the SAGE Reference Series on Leadership, tackles issues relevant to leadership in the realm of science and technology. Progress in science and technology is a truly global enterprise, and leaders must have not only organizational skills and solid scientific expertise but also a vision to see farther than others do and social skills to join together other creative scientists and engineers to see how their work might contribute to a greater whole. This handbook will have 100 topics arranged under eight headings. Volume 1 will focus on general principles of science and technology leadership, whereas Volume 2 will provide case studies of leadership in science and technology.

There are really three related audiences for this handbook.  First, students will use it as a reference work, certainly for their school projects and perhaps even to help them think through future careers they themselves might have in science and technology.  Second, faculty and social science researchers will draw upon it for ideas, lecture material, literature citations, and other information that will contribute to their work.  Third, policy makers and other leaders in science and technology fields will draw upon it for inspiration and practical advice.

The general outline of the two volumes is as follows:

Volume  I: General Principles of Science and Technology Leadership
1. Social-scientific Perspectives on Science and Technology Leadership
2. Key Scientific Concepts about Leading and Innovating in Science and Technology
3. Characteristics of Science and Technology Leaders and their Contexts
4. Strategies, Tactics, and Tools of Science and Technology Leadership

Volume II: Case Studies of Leadership in Science and Technology
5. Leadership in Informal Communities of Scientists and Engineers
6. Leadership in Government Projects and Research Initiatives
7. Leadership in Industry Research, Development, and Innovation
8. Leadership in Education and University-Based Research

As of December 31, 2009, authors had agreed to write 69 of the projected 100 chapters:

002. Anthropology - Baba, Marietta L.
003. Cognitive Science - Rubin, Philip
007. Philosophy - Kronz, Frederick M.
009. Future Studies - Sardar, Ziauddin
010. Social Psychology - Lovaglia, Michael J.
011. Sociology - Bainbridge, William Sims
012. Diffusion of Innovation - Gluesing, Julia Catherine
013. National Pre-eminence - Greenfeld, Liah
014. Human Subjects Research - Craig-Henderson, Kellina M.
015. Research Groups - Hackett, Edward J. & Parker, John N.
016. Mechanizing Ethics - Wallach, Wendell
017. Sustainability - Fischer, Douglas H.
018. Technological Convergence - Roco, Mihail C.
019. Standards of Research and Misconduct - Braxton, John
020. Creative Destruction - McKnight, Lee W. & Kuehn, Andreas	http://ischool.syr.edu/facstaff/member.aspx?id=355
021. Moral Exemplars	 - Huff, Charles William & Hughes, Kelly S.	http://www.stolaf.edu/people/huff/
022. Controversies - Martin, Brian
023. Design Innovation - Maher, Mary Lou	http://www.nsf.gov/staff/staff_bio.jsp?lan=mmaher&org=NSF
024. International Cooperation	Suskin, Mark
025. Political Economy - Taylor, Mark Zachary
027. Fallibility and Authority - Roush, Sherrilyn
029. Human Dimensions of Biology -  Maienschein, Jane
030. Gender Diversity - Frehill, Lisa
031. Intellectual Property Rights - Clarkson, Gavin
032. Product Liability - Cantor, Robin
034. Public Attitudes Toward Science and Technology - Inglehart, Ronald	http://polisci.lsa.umich.edu/faculty/ringlehart.html
035. Urban and Regional Planning - Tonn, Bruce
036. Science Careers - Hermanowicz, Joseph
038. Ethics as Constraints and Goals - Gorman, Michael E.
039. Gatekeeping - Harris, Rebecca
040. Networking - Börner, Katy
041. Peer Review - Bainbridge, William Sims	http://www.nsf.gov/staff/staff_bio.jsp?lan=wbainbri&org=IIS&from_org=IIS
043. Triple Helix - Etzkowitz, Henry 	http://www.ebnfez2009.com/assets/speakers/henry%20etzkowitz_biography.pdf
044. Computer Simulation - Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio
046. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education - Suter, Larry E.	http://www.nsf.gov/staff/staff_bio.jsp?lan=lsuter&org=EHR&from_org=EHR
047. Virtual Organizations - Lutters, Wayne G. & Winter, Susan
048. Managing for Innovation - Trott, Paul 	http://www.port.ac.uk/departments/academic/hrmm/staff/title,22618,en.html
049. Science Policy - Lane, Julia I. & Fealing, Kaye Husbands	http://www.nsf.gov/staff/staff_bio.jsp?lan=jlane&org=NSF
050. Science Journalism - Lewenstein, Bruce V.	http://www.comm.cornell.edu/staff/employee/bruce_v_lewenstein.html
053. Open Source Software Development - Scacchi, Walt
054. Social Science Data Archives - Finke, Roger & Bader, Christopher D. & Whitehead, Andrew
055. Quantum Theory - Frappier, Melanie
056. Sociobiology - Segerstrale, Ullica
058. Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) - Harrison, Albert A	http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/faculty/Harrison/
059. Transhumanism - Hughes, James J.
060. Human Relations Area Files - Ember, Carol
061. The Psychoanalytic Movement - Bainbridge, William Sims	http://www.nsf.gov/staff/staff_bio.jsp?lan=wbainbri&org=IIS&from_org=IIS
062. High Resolution Computer Tomography Virtual Organization - Tapia, Andrea H. & Ocker, Rosalie & Rosson, Mary Beth & Ryan, Timothy & Blodgett, Bridgett
063. The Protein Data Bank - Berman, Helen M.
065. Digital Library Initiative - Lesk, Michael
066. Information Technology Research - Kiesler, Sara
067. University Corporation for Atmospheric Research - Jacobs, Clifford A.
068. National Nanotechnology Initiative - Roco, Mihail C.
070. German V-2 Rocket Project - Bainbridge, William Sims	http://www.nsf.gov/staff/staff_bio.jsp?lan=wbainbri&org=IIS&from_org=IIS
071. Apollo Project - Launius, Roger D.
077. Polar Research - Korsmo, Fae L.
078. The Mars Exploration Rover Mission - Vertesi, Janet
080. Vaccination - Stein, Richard A.
081. Geographic Information Systems - Goodchild, Michael
084. Services Science - Spohrer, James C.
087. Robotics in Japan - Yuh, Junku
088. Engineering Education - Seely, Bruce E.
089. Chicago School of Sociology - Papachristos, Andrew V	http://www.umass.edu/sociol/faculty_staff/papachristos.html
091. AAAS Education Programs - Chubin, Daryl E.
092. Biology Postsecondary Education - Boylan, Myles
093. Internet - Strawn, George O.
096. Harvard Department of Social Relations - Bainbridge, William Sims	http://www.nsf.gov/staff/staff_bio.jsp?lan=wbainbri&org=IIS&from_org=IIS
098. The Open University (UK) - Bissell, Chris
100. The "New Math" - Raimi, Ralph A.

Biosketch of the Editor:

William Sims Bainbridge is the author of 20 books and about 200 articles in the areas of sociology of technology, social movements, and research methodologies.  His first book, based on his 1975 Harvard doctoral dissertation in sociology, was a study of leadership in the social movement that produced spaceflight technology.  In the early 1980s, he began writing computer programs: (1) to model social interaction using artificial intelligence techniques, (2) to manage and analyze data in ways that existing statistical packages could not do, and (3) as educational tools to let students explore methods of data collection and analysis.  A recent example of the first category is his 2006 book, God from the Machine, for which he programmed a neural network multi-agent system to simulate religious cognition and conversion in a large community.  An example of the second category is his 1991 book, Goals in Space: American Values and the Future of Technology, which required reducing a correlation matrix based on questionnaire data that was too large for the available commercial software, using novel clustering algorithms.  Examples of the third category include two instructional packages combining a textbook with a suite of programs:  Survey Research: A Computer-Assisted Introduction (1989) and Social Research Methods and Statistics (1992).

After twenty years teaching in major universities, for the last seventeen years he has served as a program officer managing review of grant proposals in the social science and computer science directorates of the National Science Foundation.  His current NSF concentration is in Human-Centered Computing, which harmonizes with his recent independent research and editing in the new field of online virtual worlds.  His cover-featured article in the July 27, 2007 issue of Science explained the scientific potential of these virtual communities and Internet-based collaboration environments, and he recently began holding NSF grant proposal review panels on a virtual “island” in Second Life.  His book about World of Warcraft is about to be published by MIT Press.  After organizing the first large scientific meeting inside World of Warcraft in May 2008, in cooperation with Science, he edited a book growing out of the proceedings, Online Worlds, about to be published by Springer.  His small textbook, Online Multiplayer Games, is about to be published by Morgan and Claypool, and he has just completed a new book manuscript, The Virtual Future, on how virtual worlds depict advanced science and technology.

He has extensive experience editing publications on the societal implications of nanotechnology, converging technologies, and human-computer interaction.  In addition to special issues of journals and the forthcoming book Online Worlds, he has edited or co-edited:

2001 Societal Implications of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer. (Mihail C. Roco and WSB). Online at http://www.wtec.org/loyola/nano/societalimpact/nanosi.pdf

2003 Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer. (Mihail C. Roco and WSB). Online at http://www.wtec.org/ConvergingTechnologies/

2004 Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction. Great Barrington, Massachusetts: Berkshire.

2006 Progress in Convergence: Technologies for Human Wellbeing. New York: New York Academy of Sciences. (WSB and Mihail C. Roco).

2006 Nanotechnology: Societal Implications--Maximizing Benefit for Humanity. Berlin: Springer. (Mihail C. Roco and WSB). Online at http://www.nano.gov/nni_societal_implications.pdf

2006 Nanotechnology: Societal Implications--Individual Perspectives. Berlin: Springer. (Mihail C. Roco and WSB). Online at http://www.wtec.org/SocietalImplications/2/si2vii_report.pdf 

2006 Managing Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno Innovations: Converging Technologies in Society. Berlin: Springer. (WSB and Mihail C. Roco).