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The research game in academic life, Lisa Lucas

Label
The research game in academic life
Title
The research game in academic life
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Lucas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What are the implications of an increasingly competitive global system of higher education research? In what ways have policy changes to the evaluation and funding of university research impacted on higher education institutions in the UK and in other countries? How do institutional and departmental managers and individual academics organise and manage research to best maximise the gains of being successful in research? The "Research Game in Academic Life" turns a spotlight on the importance of research in determining the reputation and success of universities and the academics who work within them. It provides an overview of the changing policies of funding and evaluating university research during the last twenty years and analyses how this has impacted on the status and hierarchical positioning of universities in the United Kingdom. Comparisons of research policies in other national systems of higher education are also made, with examples from Hong Kong, the Netherlands and Australia.; Empirical data is drawn from qualitative case studies of two UK universities; and this book focuses on the way in which the management and organisation of research within these institutions has responded to the demands of economic and accountability pressures and successive rounds of the Research Assessment Exercise. More particularly, the book reflects the human stories and accounts from the individuals who serve to maintain the important research and teaching work of these institutions. The "Research Game in Academic Life" offers a thoughtful analysis and will make essential reading for researchers, department leaders, policy makers and managers in higher education
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lucas, Lisa
Dewey number
378.41
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
LB2371
LC item number
.L83 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Universities and colleges
  • Research
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Universities and colleges
  • College teachers
  • EDUCATION
  • College teachers
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Research
  • Universities and colleges
  • Universities and colleges
  • Great Britain
  • Hoger onderwijs
  • Onderzoek
  • Evaluatie
  • Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland
Target audience
specialized
Label
The research game in academic life, Lisa Lucas
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-178) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- TOC36;Contents -- List of tables and figures -- Preface -- CH36;Chapter 1 Introduction -- All universities are equal but some are more equal than others -- Critical social science44; reflexivity and higher education -- Institutional case studies and methodology -- Organization of the book -- CH36;Chapter 2 Globalization44; International Competition and the International Research Game -- Globalization and international competitiveness of universities and university research -- Academic capitalism44; entrepreneurialism and marketization58; changing university values and practice63; -- Institutional organization and collegial practices with academia58; a nostalgic ideal63; -- Managerial practice and managerial power within universities -- Universities as political organizations58; power and decision making -- The 8216;core values or ideals of 40;Western41; universities58; the legacy of Humboldt44; Newman and Kerr -- CH36;Chapter 3 Research Funding and Evaluation Policies58; setting the agenda of the national research game -- The national 8216;game of research rankings58; universities and measures of 8216;research intensity -- Funding and evaluating research58; the development of the UK RAE -- Problems with the RAE process58; costs44; bias and validity63; -- The Research Assessment Exercise58; distortions44; deceptions and degradations63; -- Funding and evaluating research58; a comparative perspective -- CH36;Chapter 4 Researching the Academy58; the game of reflexivity -- An introduction to Bourdieus sociology58; a relational analysis -- Bourdieus conceptual 8216;thinking tools58; field44; symbolic capital and habitus -- What can Bourdieus thinking tools bring to the study of higher education63; -- The need for a reflexive study of universities and academic life -- Limitations and possibilities for applying Bourdieus thinking tools -- CH36;Chapter 5 Institutional Management of Research58; the game of reputation and resources -- Institutional management of research at Golden County University -- Institutional management of research at Royal County University -- Management of research activities in the biology departments -- Management of research activities in the sociology departments -- Management of research activities in the English departments -- Collegial or corporate58; managing research within universities -- CH36;Chapter 6 University Departments58; the game of research struggles44; strategies and stakes -- Research strategies within the biology departments -- Struggles and stakes in capital accumulation in biology -- Research strategies within the sociology departments -- Struggles and stakes in capital accumulation in sociology -- Research strategies within the English departments -- Struggles and stakes in capital accumulation in English -- Research struggles44; strategies and stakes58; comparing across different disciplines -- CH36;Chapter 7 Academic Struggles for Recognition58; the game of publications and priorities -- Structural positioning and the construction of an academic 8216;habitus58; changing dispositions and practices -- A biological habitus58; changing dispositions and practices -- Biology staff classified as research active -- Biology staff classified as non45;research active -- A sociological habitus58; changing dispositions and practices -- Sociology staff classified as research active -- Sociology staff classified as non45;r
Control code
245532963
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 184 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780335211913
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)245532963
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The research game in academic life, Lisa Lucas
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-178) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- TOC36;Contents -- List of tables and figures -- Preface -- CH36;Chapter 1 Introduction -- All universities are equal but some are more equal than others -- Critical social science44; reflexivity and higher education -- Institutional case studies and methodology -- Organization of the book -- CH36;Chapter 2 Globalization44; International Competition and the International Research Game -- Globalization and international competitiveness of universities and university research -- Academic capitalism44; entrepreneurialism and marketization58; changing university values and practice63; -- Institutional organization and collegial practices with academia58; a nostalgic ideal63; -- Managerial practice and managerial power within universities -- Universities as political organizations58; power and decision making -- The 8216;core values or ideals of 40;Western41; universities58; the legacy of Humboldt44; Newman and Kerr -- CH36;Chapter 3 Research Funding and Evaluation Policies58; setting the agenda of the national research game -- The national 8216;game of research rankings58; universities and measures of 8216;research intensity -- Funding and evaluating research58; the development of the UK RAE -- Problems with the RAE process58; costs44; bias and validity63; -- The Research Assessment Exercise58; distortions44; deceptions and degradations63; -- Funding and evaluating research58; a comparative perspective -- CH36;Chapter 4 Researching the Academy58; the game of reflexivity -- An introduction to Bourdieus sociology58; a relational analysis -- Bourdieus conceptual 8216;thinking tools58; field44; symbolic capital and habitus -- What can Bourdieus thinking tools bring to the study of higher education63; -- The need for a reflexive study of universities and academic life -- Limitations and possibilities for applying Bourdieus thinking tools -- CH36;Chapter 5 Institutional Management of Research58; the game of reputation and resources -- Institutional management of research at Golden County University -- Institutional management of research at Royal County University -- Management of research activities in the biology departments -- Management of research activities in the sociology departments -- Management of research activities in the English departments -- Collegial or corporate58; managing research within universities -- CH36;Chapter 6 University Departments58; the game of research struggles44; strategies and stakes -- Research strategies within the biology departments -- Struggles and stakes in capital accumulation in biology -- Research strategies within the sociology departments -- Struggles and stakes in capital accumulation in sociology -- Research strategies within the English departments -- Struggles and stakes in capital accumulation in English -- Research struggles44; strategies and stakes58; comparing across different disciplines -- CH36;Chapter 7 Academic Struggles for Recognition58; the game of publications and priorities -- Structural positioning and the construction of an academic 8216;habitus58; changing dispositions and practices -- A biological habitus58; changing dispositions and practices -- Biology staff classified as research active -- Biology staff classified as non45;research active -- A sociological habitus58; changing dispositions and practices -- Sociology staff classified as research active -- Sociology staff classified as non45;r
Control code
245532963
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 184 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780335211913
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)245532963
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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