The Academic Profession: The Dynamics of Emerging Countries

  • Monica MarquinaEmail author
  • Mariela Ferreiro
Part of the The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective book series (CHAC, volume 13)


The purpose of this chapter is to analyze variations of internal fragmentation in the academic profession of emerging countries compared to mature ones. Just as in mature countries the academic profession in emerging countries is part of a global academic community. We will analyze the academic professions of six emerging countries recognizing differences between a group of scholars connected with international standards and therefore part of the global academic community compared to more locally oriented academics. We assume that in each country it is possible to recognize the existence of an academic sector that we called “elite” that has a considerable distance from the rest of academics in terms of working conditions, productivity and perceptions of their profession. However, we will try to demonstrate that this distance is significantly lower in mature countries.


High Education High Education System Elite Group Quality Assurance System Academic Profession 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of General Sarmiento (UNGS)Buenos AiresArgentina

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