What about the workers? Studying the work of management educators and their orientations to management education
UNSPECIFIED. (1999) What about the workers? Studying the work of management educators and their orientations to management education. MANAGEMENT LEARNING, 30 (4). pp. 449-471. ISSN 1350-5076Full text not available from this repository.
Scholarly interest in the work of managers and the nature of management has grown rapidly in the last few decades as management education has become established on a large scale in Britain's universities. Management education has, in turn, become the focus of a considerable amount of attention, largely in terms of ifs pedagogical and research practice and institutional organization. Yet as a form of work engaged in by a particular segment of the academic labour force it has received less critical scrutiny. Moreover, management educators have seldom themselves been considered worthy of investigation. In this article we sketch out a rationale for an investigation of this kind. We propose that such a study is timely for three main reasons: (a) because academic work, of which management education is a part, has been, neglected as an object of research, (b) because management education is now a major activity in Britain's universities, and (c) because academic work in general and management Education in particular have been exposed to significant changes in recent Tears whose implications are poorly understood. In addition, we report some results from a small exploratory interview study of university management educators which addressed a variety of questions concerning management education as work. We suggest that, undertaken on a broader scale, such an investigation could make an important contribution. to our understanding of management education as a form of academic work in a context of change.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Journal or Publication Title:||MANAGEMENT LEARNING|
|Publisher:||SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD|
|Official Date:||December 1999|
|Number of Pages:||23|
|Page Range:||pp. 449-471|
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