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New Public Management and the Academic Profession

Synonyms

Academic community; Faculty; Managerialism; Scholars

Definition

New Public Management is a concept that scholars use, sometimes interchangeably with managerialism, to define higher education reforms which emerged as part of a global trend in which market ideology and market or quasi-market modes of regulation are associated with a set of management policies and practices drawn from the corporate sector.

Academic profession refers to those who develop professional activities, within the social division of labor, related with the production and dissemination of knowledge through teaching or research. New Public Management challenges academics’ autonomy and working conditions.

New Public Management and Professionalism

The emergence of New Public Management (NPM) and managerialism over the last three or four decades has promoted transformations in public institutions and also in labor markets with a direct impact on professional groups (Evetts 2009; Deem et al. 2007; Carvalho 2017...

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Carvalho, T. (2018). New Public Management and the Academic Profession. In: Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_310-1

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