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ERIC Number: EJ882715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
The Move towards Managerialism: Perceptions of Staff in "Traditional" and "New" UK Universities
Kok, Seng-Kiat; Douglas, Alex; McClelland, Bob; Bryde, David
Tertiary Education and Management, v16 n2 p99-113 Jun 2010
The "raison d'etre" of higher education institutions is to educate individuals, undertake research, and disseminate knowledge into the public domain. Changing values and norms in HEIs, partly as a product of "managerialism", as well as increased competition for funding and other environmental factors, have moved autonomous institutions towards more business-like and private-sector ideals. These factors have different effects on the different "traditional" and "new" universities that operate within the higher education sector in the UK. This paper utilises the results of a UK survey of universities to determine the impact of these changes in universities. Results of a quantitative survey indicate that staff members in "traditional" universities feel strongly pressured to be research-recognised but that academic decisions are made by academics, whilst "new" universities viewed higher education as a business. Interestingly, both groups felt pressured to improve student numbers. (Contains 1 note, 7 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom