‘Wasting talent’? Gender and the problematics of academic disenchantment and disengagement with leadership

Blackmore, Jill 2014, ‘Wasting talent’? Gender and the problematics of academic disenchantment and disengagement with leadership, Higher Education Research & Development, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 86-99.

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Title ‘Wasting talent’? Gender and the problematics of academic disenchantment and disengagement with leadership
Author(s) Blackmore, Jill
Journal name Higher Education Research & Development
Volume number 33
Issue number 1
Start page 86
End page 99
Total pages 14
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Oxford, UK
Publication date 2014
ISSN 0729-4360
1469-8366
Keyword(s) Academic career
Academic work
Diversity
Leadership
Equity
Summary Confronted with the processes of massification, commercialisation, internationalisation and reduced funding, universities also face an ageing academic workforce, with implications of a shrinking pool from which to recruit managerial and research leaders. A feminist analysis suggests that the policy problematic has been wrongly conceptualised as disengagement with leadership due to the characteristics of the academic workforce. Instead, it is argued that the corporatisation of the academy has produced academic disenchantment due to managerial dominance, commercialisation and privatisation and disengagement with the dominant values, practices and images of university leadership. Furthermore, the intensification of academic labour and the lack of diversity in leadership discourage many women from aspiring to or achieving leadership.
Language eng
Field of Research 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio Economic Objective 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30061594

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Research in Educational Futures and Innovation
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