The New Higher Education Worker

Year: 1993

Author: Smith, Richard, Sachs, Judyth

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper explores the connections between economic rationalism, managerialism and the intensification of academic work. We are particularly interested in the tendency to attribute work intensification solely to economic rationalism and managerialism and consequential attempts to reconstruct organisationally the tenets of a previous academic culture. It argues that these directions are mistakenly identified as new and appropriate directions for universities in the 1990's.