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ERIC Number: EJ1089155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1673-341X
Blurring Boundaries and Changing University Staff: The Case of the University of Hong Kong
Takagi, Kohei
Frontiers of Education in China, v10 n4 p578-607 2015
In the changing higher education environment, universities increasingly engage in areas outside the traditional teaching and research missions. The new missions extend over wide yet specialized areas, such as technological advancement, internationalization, entrepreneurship, and enhancement of teaching and learning. To effectively handle these areas, universities require specific talents that may not be found in conventional academic and administrative cadres. The transformation highlights blurred boundaries between academic and non-academic spheres of the university. Situated in the University of Hong Kong (HKU), this paper explores how the university utilizes new professionals and administrative staff in new missions. Qualitative interviews with university staff reveal their profiles and perceptions in evolving organizational structures. By examining understudied subjects in Hong Kong, it discusses implications of changing university staff and how universities may optimize their new talent.
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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