Exploring character in the new capitalism: a study of mid-level academics' in a British research-intensive university

Weerahannadige Dulini Anuvinda Fernando
2016 Studies in Higher Education  
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more » ... a British research-intensive university I use character to examine a group of mid-level academics' accounts of work and career in a British research-intensive university. Highlighting how people draw on good character to justify their approach to work under the pressures of new performance demands, I argue that good character is a central feature of contemporary academic work, in a typically nostalgic form. Furthermore it is widely used to secure professional legitimacy. I highlight the implications of my findings to managers of others' careers in academia and more widely.
doi:10.1080/03075079.2016.1212327 fatcat:dd2tkjb6xbgvvfuz3leexs3flq