Research and academic organizations encourage their scholars to make their knowledge explicit by publishing their works in magazines and journals. Quality journals invite and publish quality works by implementing a thorough review process. In view of this, the organizations use several indicators related to bibliometric and citation analysis so as to access and evaluate the research performance and quality of their scholars, researchers and faculty members. In the paper , “Research Evaluation, Bibliometric Indicators and Impact on Knowledge Development: The Case of ISEG (Lisbon School of Economics and Management)”, the authors, Graça Leão Fernandes and Margarida Chagas Lopes, have quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed the research performance of a Portuguese higher education research institution with the help of literature review. Based on the results, the authors have examined the various consequences of bibliometrics and their use in the classification of faculty members and scientific research and knowledge.
Across the world, there are different groups of people living in different climatic zones. Depending on the different climate and atmosphere, these groups of people perceive and interact with the nature differently and simultaneously acquire different traditions and environmental knowledge. Such Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) is a part of local knowledge which is unique to that particular culture or society or group of people. Maintaining their resources is helpful for the survival of each community. The authors, Prabal Barua and Syed Hafizur Rahman, in their paper, “The Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Southeastern Island Communities of Bangladesh in Disaster Risk Management Strategies”, have examined the role of TEK in the disaster risk management strategies of communities in some islands of Bangladesh. Based on the analysis of survey data, they have reported that the people used their TEK together with information from the mass media in predicting, preparing for and coping with the impacts of disasters like cyclone, flood and storms. They suggest that it is important to respect the local ecological knowledge and incorporate it in formulating the strategy for sustainable management of natural resources.
Supervision serves as a source of advice, information and emotional support for any important working environment. The supervisors make their people do a good job with better quality. Supervisors may act as knowledgeable resources like teachers or counselors or mentors by providing helpful and constructive feedback, maintaining good relationships with the people, working and improving their knowledge and competence in their jobs. In the paper, “Supportive Supervision Skills and Coping Strategies of ICDS Lady Supervisors: An Explorative Study”, the authors, Mohammad Ehteshamuddin and Vijayendra Gupta, have examined the demographic status of lady supervisors in the selected Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) blocks of Bhilwara, Rajasthan state in India, their job performance skills and the coping strategy they adopt. Their analysis suggests that ICDS department may device a suitable knowledge management system so that the knowledge of the supervisors may be disseminated to the right people at the right time. In addition, several recommendations have been made, like the need to create an enabling environment for improving the job performance of lady supervisors, minimizing the number of sectors to supervise, and need for providing training to supervisors and comparative honorarium.
-- Nasina Jigeesh