Research Handbook on Academic Careers and Managing Academics


Research Handbook on Academic Careers and Managing Academics

9781839102622 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Cláudia S. Sarrico, Professor of Management, School of Economics and Management, University of Minho, and Centre for Research in Higher Education Policies, Maria J. Rosa, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism, University of Aveiro, and Centre for Research in Higher Education Policies and Teresa Carvalho, Associate Professor, Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences, University of Aveiro, and Centre for Research in Higher Education Policies, Portugal
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 83910 262 2 Extent: 480 pp
This timely Research Handbook provides a broad analysis and discussion on how academics are managed. It addresses key issues, including the changing nature of academic work and academic labour markets, issues of power, leadership, ageing, human resource management practices, and mobility.

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This timely Research Handbook provides a broad analysis and discussion on how academics are managed. It addresses key issues, including the changing nature of academic work and academic labour markets, issues of power, leadership, ageing, human resource management practices, and mobility.

As academia is increasingly questioned as an elite profession, a narrative of casualisation, precarity, inequality, long hours, surveillance, austerity, erosion of pay, exacerbated competition, and harmful power relations has come to dominate. Expert contributors provide multiple perspectives on how academics are managed and how the management of academics influences their roles and careers. Chapters consider how academics’ characteristics, such as gender, age, and position in their academic career, influence or are influenced by the way in which academics are managed. Drawing together a range of theoretical approaches as well as a broad geographical coverage, this Research Handbook offers an important contribution to the debates surrounding the shifting frontiers of managing academics and the questions raised for individuals, higher education institutions, and higher education systems.

This Research Handbook will be a useful resource for academics and advanced students with an interest in human resource management, management and universities, and management education. Higher education professionals and policy makers will also find it to be a helpful guide.
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‘The Research Handbook on Academic Careers and Managing Academics presents wide-ranging and critical perspectives while making an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the changing world of the academic profession. Individually and collectively, academics are encountering considerable changes and challenges to what they do, their performance, and their working environment with calls for greater accountability within and beyond the institution. Managing these changes brings their own complexities and challenges. This is a must read for academics as well as for HE leaders and policy makers, and anyone interested in better understanding higher education today.’
– Ellen Hazelkorn, Technological University Dublin and BH Associates, Ireland

‘A useful collection of essays relating to the academic profession and its role in the contemporary university.’
– Phillip G. Altbach, Boston College, US
Contributors: Timo Aarrevaara, Andrea Adam, Nina Arnhold, Roxana D. Baltaru, Linda Barman, Maarja Beerkens, Rune Borgan Reiling, Bart Bozek, Natalie Brown, Teresa Carvalho, Hamish Coates, Marjolijn De Clercq, Rosemary Deem, Jürgen Enders, Martin Finkelstein, Nicoline Frølich, Tatiana Fumasoli, Lars Geschwind, Nicolai Götze, Nel Grillaert, Lea Henriksson, Futao Huang, Jeroen Huisman, Glen A. Jones, Birgitta Jordansson, Adrianna Kezar, Yangson Kim, Jussi Kivistö, Victoria Kryachko, Emmi-Niina Kujala, Peodair Leihy, Liudvika Leišytė, Qi Li, Andrey Lovakov, Giulio Marini, Mónica Marquina, Henry Mugabi, Christine Musselin, Pat O’Connor, Attila Pausits, Elias Pekkola, Cristian Pérez Centeno, Helen Peterson, Vitus Püttmann, Raija Rajani, Naidoo, Pyykkö, Florian Reisky, Nicolás Reznik, Maria J. Rosa, José Miguel Salazar, Hanna Salminen, Cláudia S. Sarrico, Christian Schneijderberg, Taru Siekkinen, Andrée Sursock, Ulrich Teichler, Pedro N. Teixeira, Marieke van der Hoek, Karen Vandevelde, Julian Weinrib, Jenny Wiklund Pasia, Oili-Helena Ylijoki, Maria Yudkevich

Foreword xviii
Christine Musselin

1 Introduction to the Research Handbook on Managing Academics 1
Cláudia S. Sarrico, Maria J. Rosa and Teresa Carvalho

2 Academic labour markets in changing higher education systems: a political economy approach 18
Pedro N. Teixeira
3 The changing context of academic work: fragmentation, institutional
horizontal diversity and vertical stratification 36
Glen A. Jones and Julian Weinrib
4 Academic power and institutional control of academia in Argentine
public universities within the context of a managerial governance model 47
Mónica Marquina, Cristian Pérez Centeno and Nicolás Reznik
5 Publishing as epistemic governance of academics: the cognitive and
social frontier of university–industry linkages and commercial indicators 64
Christian Schneijderberg and Nicolai Götze

6 The rise and work of new professionals in higher education 89
Jürgen Enders and Rajani Naidoo
7 Borderlessness between academic and non-academic professionals: an
analysis of occupational (re)classifications in the UK 99
Roxana D. Baltaru
8 Researchers in and beyond higher education 111
Timo Aarrevaara and Raija Pyykkö
9 Academic leaders and leadership in the changing higher education landscape 121
Maarja Beerkens and Marieke van der Hoek
10 Developing the ‘new’ academic 137
Andrea Adam and Natalie Brown
11 Cultivating designed academics: leading development of future work,
roles and experts 153
Hamish Coates and Adrianna Kezar

12 Managing and leading gender equality change in academia 165
Helen Peterson and Birgitta Jordansson
13 Climbing the ladder: equal chances for women and men? 175
Nicoline Frølich and Rune Borgan Reiling
14 A typology of STEM academics and researchers’ responses to
managerialist performativity in higher education 189
Pat O’Connor

15 Optimizing the productivity and performance of academic staff:
principles based on the us experience 203
Martin Finkelstein and Qi Li
16 Performance management under surveillance capitalism in higher education 218
Liudvika Leišytė
17 Academic careerism 232
Peodair Leihy and José Miguel Salazar

18 The impact of human resource management policies on higher
education in Europe 251
Attila Pausits, Jussi Kivistö, Elias Pekkola, Florian Reisky and Henry Mugabi
19 Academic careers in Latvia: reforms in a European context 268
Nina Arnhold, Elias Pekkola, Vitus Püttmann and Andrée Sursock
20 HR challenges in a twenty-first-century global context: the case of
Antwerp university 283
Karen Vandevelde, Bart Bozek, Marjolijn De Clercq and Nel Grillaert
21 The irresistible rise of managerial control? The case of workload
allocation models in British universities 298
Tatiana Fumasoli and Giulio Marini

22 Academic staff mobility across higher education institutions and issues
of inbreeding 311
Andrey Lovakov, Maria Yudkevich and Viktoria Kryachko
23 International staff mobility 324
Jeroen Huisman
24 International faculty members in China, Japan, and Korea: their
characteristics and the challenges facing them 337
Futao Huang and Yangson Kim
25 Internationality of academic work 355
Ulrich Teichler

26 Managing seniority in academia: three perspectives 374
Elias Pekkola, Taru Siekkinen, Hanna Salminen and Emmi-Niina Kujala
27 Polarization of academic career building: a generational perspective on
the early-career phase 389
Oili-Helena Ylijoki and Lea Henriksson
28 The Early Stage Academic and the contemporary university:
communities of practice versus new managerialism 404
Rosemary Deem
29 The university as Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft: early career
academics on competition, collaboration, and performance requirements 419
Lars Geschwind, Jenny Wiklund Pasia and Linda Barman

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