Managing Academics

Managing Academics

by Richard Philip Winter


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Managing Academics offers contrasting perspectives of managing others in order to provoke alternative interpretations of academic work, identity, working relationships and scholarship outcomes in higher education institutions (HEIs). The author leverages a novel analytical-empirical approach to challenge the notion that managing others is a unitary, values-free process. This approach raises awareness of managing as a social process in which personal values and identity questions are treated as issues of importance to the manager and managed.

Studies of academic values such as identity, professionalism and quality of worklife are integrated with authority, commitment and client-community service concepts developed within the disciplines of psychology and management in a multiple perspectives model. To enable different types of academic work to be valued and enacted simultaneously in HEIs, chapters on hybridity and perspective taking are presented.

This innovative book is essential reading for academic managers in universities and colleges. It will also be of great value to academics and research students in business, management and higher education studies, and indeed anyone with an interest in the process of managing professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781006689
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 04/16/2014
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Richard Philip Winter, Senior Lecturer in Management, The Australian National University

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction PART I: MANAGING ACADEMICS 1. Managing Academics 2. Academic Work and Identity 3. A Question of Perspective PART II: KEY PERSPECTIVES 4. Managerialism 5. Professionalism 6. Quality of Worklife 7. Prosocial Identity PART III: PERSPECTIVE TAKING 8. Hybrid Challenges 9. Perspective Taking Bibliography Index

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