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Knowledge, Higher Education, and the New Managerialism: The Changing Management of UK Universities

Rosemary Deem, Sam Hillyard, and Michael Reed


The nature of Higher Education in the UK has changed over the last three decades. Academics can no longer be said to carry out their work in ‘ivory towers’, as increasing government intervention and a growing ‘target culture’ has changed the way they work. Increasingly universities have transformed from ‘communities of scholars’ to ‘workplaces’. The organization and administration of universities has seen a corresponding prevalence of ideas and strategies drawn from the ‘New Public Management’ ideology in response, promoting a more ‘business-focussed’ approach in the management of public servi ... More

Keywords: academics, ivory towers, university administration, university organization, New Public Management, public services management, manager-academic, knowledge management

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199265909
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265909.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rosemary Deem, author
Professor of Education and Director of Research, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, University of Bristol
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Sam Hillyard, author
Lecturer in Sociology, School of Applied Sciences, University of Durham
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Michael Reed, author
Professor of Organizational Analysis, Cardiff Business School
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