Identity work in the transition from manager to management academic

Blenkinsopp, John and Stalker, Brenda (2004) Identity work in the transition from manager to management academic. Management Decision, 42 (3/4). pp. 418-429. ISSN 0025-1747

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The phenomenon of current practitioners moving into academia is generally welcomed in terms addressing recruitment problems and the perceived benefit of bringing practical experience into the academic setting. Yet the individual practitioner may encounter considerable difficulties with this career transition. This paper identifies the different sources and discourses of credibility – management experience versus academic knowledge – as particularly relevant, and considers the ways in which these “emergent management academics” manage their self‐identities in their day‐to‐day interactions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Managers, Academic staff, Transition management
Subjects: N200 Management studies
X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2016 12:02
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 09:54

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