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ERIC Number: EJ891198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Occupying a "Third Space": Research Trained Professional Staff in Australian Universities
Berman, Judith E.; Pitman, Tim
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v60 n2 p157-169 Aug 2010
Despite the expansion and professionalisation of university administration over the past 20 years there has been no scholarly study on the extent to which universities, which promote the value of generic skills from research degrees to prospective research students and their employers, capitalize on the research and transferable skills of PhD graduates later employed in the university sector as professional staff. Findings from this study of research-trained professional staff at one research-intensive Australian university suggests that these professionals are using their research and generic skills in management roles, to the benefit of the university. In the context of the knowledge based economy, this study suggests that universities could benefit from actively targeting the products of their own system for professional roles.
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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: Australia