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The research game in academic life

Author: Lisa Lucas
Publisher: Maidenhead, England ; New York : Open University Press ; [London] : Society for Research in Higher Education, 2006.
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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  Read more...
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Lucas, Lisa.
Research game in academic life.
Maidenhead, England ; New York : Open University Press ; [London] : Society for Research in Higher Education, 2006
(OCoLC)60740925
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Lucas
ISBN: 9780335229970 0335229972 0335211917 0335211925 9780335211913 9780335211920 1281129496 9781281129499
OCLC Number: 245532963
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 184 pages) : illustrations
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.
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.
Responsibility: Lisa Lucas.

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This book 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  Read more...

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