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ERIC Number: EJ1014399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-5224
Reconciling Flexible Staffing Models with Inclusive Governance and Management
Whitchurch, Celia; Gordon, George
Higher Education Quarterly, v67 n3 p234-255 Jul 2013
Higher education managers are under increasing pressure from governments to reduce costs by adopting more flexible staffing practices and tensions can arise as institutions seek to sustain motivation and morale across a diversifying workforce. This paper considers how institutional management and governance practices facilitate innovative developments whilst also providing a supportive and inclusive environment. It draws on interviews in seven institutions to describe three models that reflect integrated, private-sector and partnership approaches, exploring the implications of these for the psychological contract between institutions and their staff, including different interpretations of the employment package; the establishment of processes that are seen as equitable and transparent, although not necessary identical; and the adoption of a range of communication channels, both at the level of the individual and collectively. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong; Ireland; United Kingdom; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Further and Higher Education Act 1992 (Great Britain)
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