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ERIC Number: EJ1163316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec-10
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
Spanning Professional and Academic: The Changing Identity of Professional Administrators and Managers in Hong Kong's Higher Education Context
Cheng, Tak-Iak
Educational Research and Reviews, v12 n23 p1120-1128 Dec 2017
This paper builds on Whitchurch's notion of the "blended professional" which aims to examine how mixed professional activity affects professional administrators and managers' identity disposition in universities in Hong Kong. In response to complex missions and demands of contemporary higher education globally, diverse projected-oriented professional managers have emerged in universities and are dedicated to a wide range of short- and long-term funded projects. Certainly, Hong Kong is no exception. The distinction between academic and non-academic staff has become less prominent for these managers who work across and between university functions. Yet, amongst discussions, Hong Kong--even in Asian Country--has received scant attention. By drawing empirical data from three professional managers currently working in a Hong Kong university' research and development centres, this qualitative paper investigates through Whitchurch's framework, how professional activities affect their identity disposition at their workplaces in Hong Kong context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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