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dc.contributor.advisorBroadbent, Kaye
dc.contributor.advisorStrachan, Glenda
dc.contributor.authorMay, Robyn Lee
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:27:44Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:27:44Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.doi10.25904/1912/3576
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/366237
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGriffith University
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
dc.subject.keywordsAcademic staffs, Australia
dc.subject.keywordsCasualisation of academic work, Australia
dc.titleAn Investigation of the Casualisation of Academic Work in Australia
dc.typeGriffith thesis
dc.date.embargoEnd2018
gro.facultyGriffith Business School
gro.description.notepublicAustralia’s universities have undergone a transformation over the past three decades. These changes have impacted heavily on academic staff and academic work. For some the ‘ivory tower’ offering lifelong academic employment still exists, while many others aspire to it. However, the reality of working life for most academic staff in Australia’s universities is increasingly characterised by an institutional invisibility manifest in poor conditions, lack of career path and no job security. Much of the teaching work in Australia’s universities today is performed by casual, hourly paid, staff underscoring this bifurcation of academic work. Casualisation of academic work has arisen from a mix of demand side and supply side factors, overlayed by the regulatory environment and the impact of new forms of public management on the university sector. These processes are part of a re-shaping of academic work and they sit within what is currently a highly complex and challenging environment for universities. Universities operate in a competitive and volatile global context, and have their missions and purpose framed firmly by economic imperatives.
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorPeetz, David
dc.contributor.otheradvisorBell, Sharon
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1445313665077
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gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
gro.departmentGriffith Business School
gro.griffith.authorMay, Robyn Lee


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