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Support for new career academics: an integrated model for research intensive university business and management schools

Adcroft, AP (2013) Support for new career academics: an integrated model for research intensive university business and management schools Studies in Higher Education, forthc. ISSN 0307-5079

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to examine the general and discipline-specific support needed by academics new to the profession. The article takes a social process approach to the examination of the experiences of new academics. The approach taken is, therefore, qualitative in nature and centres around a series of semi-structured interviews, carried out with new academics and senior managers in two research-intensive business schools in the UK. The research suggests that there are four crucial dimensions to successful career support for new academics: managing expectations, career management, mentoring and professional development. Whilst it is important to offer good practice in each of these dimensions, the article argues that it is the relationship between them which determines the quality of career support offered. The article offers a number of original insights into this issue, and contributes to both the literature on career support for new academics and to practice with a conceptual model which may have applicability across a number of different settings.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article published in Studies in Higher Education, (forthcoming). Studies in Higher Education is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/cshe20
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Economics and Law > Surrey Business School
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2012 08:42
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2014 14:33
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/146722

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