ERIC Number: EJ857008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Auditors of the Managerial University: Neo-Liberal Business Advisers or Paternal Controllers?
Reid, Ian C.
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v7 n3 p337-355 Sep 2009
Universities are increasingly being seen as commercial enterprises, and are represented as particular types of business entities in manuals provided to university managers. Critical discourse analysis is employed in this paper to construct an analytical framework for the study of managerial advice, which is then used to examine the manual provided to Australian universities for the conduct of institutional audit by the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA). Institutions are represented as businesses, but contrary to the rhetoric of universities being colonised by "new managerialism", the manual constructs institutions more as localised and constrained businesses than globally networked entities. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Business, Discourse Analysis, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Financial Audits, Social Systems, Global Approach, Social Change, Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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