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ERIC Number: EJ869622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0951-5224
Research Managers Uncovered: Changing Roles and "Shifting Arenas" in the Academy
Shelley, Louise
Higher Education Quarterly, v64 n1 p41-64 Jan 2010
This paper draws on findings from a study that explored the changing roles and career experience of research managers and research administrators in English universities. It explores how research support has evolved during a period when the higher education sector was responding to changing science and higher education policy. These changes have impacted on research managers and research administrators roles, altered the occupational group and moved field boundaries. The paper draws on Bourdieu's theory of social practice to understand these changes and identifies a shared space of tension, the "shifting arena," where the research manager field crosses into the academic field. It is suggested that an increased understanding of this space will enhance the collaborative working of all those involved in research and help maximise research activity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom