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Gender and the managerial turn in higher education: Accounts from female academics in England and Sweden
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
University of East London.
2014 (English)In: Higher Education and Research in Nordic Countries: who should pay?, Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2014, 65-74 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper examines the consequences of the turn to managerialism in higher education in England and Sweden, following the introduction of New Public Managementreforms. The paper considers some of the gender implications, which are explored through the accounts of eight, long-serving, female academics. The first interviews were conducted in 2001 with two female academics in Sweden and two in England, and followed up ten years later in 2011-2012 with four new interviewees, all long-serving female academics. The same interview questions were used at both occasions. While there were differences between the two countries, there was also much similarity. In 2001 respondents generally presented a negative picture of the reforms and highlighted the problems of adjusting to them. Ten years later there seemed to be more accommodation to the reforms. And yet the gendered implications of this are significant: women academics are clearly finding it difficult to pursue research to the extent that they would wish, while they are taking on many teaching and administrative functions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2014. 65-74 p.
Keyword [en]
gender, management, Social sciences - Sociology
Keyword [sv]
Socialvetenskap - Sociologi
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-20847Local ID: 88b469f3-23bd-45cc-9f28-35b5f8e7c306ISBN: 978-91-7439-974-5ISBN: 978-91-7439-975-2 (PDF)OAI: diva2:993891
Godkänd; 2014; 20131127 (elbe)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved

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