Social Science Contract Researchers in Higher Education: perceptions of craft knowledge

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dc.contributor.author Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter. At the time of publication the author was at the Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education. en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2008-02-22T12:08:46Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T12:07:38Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T15:06:35Z
dc.date.issued 2000 en_GB
dc.description.abstract The past two decades have witnessed a trend towards the use of fixed-term and part-time contracts in higher education in the UK, where over a third of routine academic work is now carried out by staff on fixed-term contracts (Ainley 1994). As Kogan et al. (1994: 53) have noted, this increased casualisation of academic labour has been driven by the need for universities and colleges to reduce labour costs. The move towards a more ‘flexible’ and cheaper workforce is largely a response to governmental resource restrictions and the need to cope with increased student numbers (Kogan et al. 1994). In order to cope with financial pressures, universities have increasingly sought to diversify their funding and become more entrepreneurial in attracting income from sources other than the government (Wasser 1990; Ziman 1991). External research grants and contracts play an increasingly important role in the finances of many institutions, with a concomitant rise in the number of researchers employed on fixed-term contracts. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation Work, Employment & Society, 2000, 14 (1): pp. 159-171 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/09500170022118310 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S0950017000000088 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/19042 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Originally published by Cambridge University Press. Work, Empoyment and Society is now published by SAGE Publications en_GB
dc.relation.url http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950017000000088 en_GB
dc.relation.url http://wes.sagepub.com/cgi/content/citation/14/1/159 en_GB
dc.subject contract researchers en_GB
dc.subject higher education en_GB
dc.subject social sciences en_GB
dc.title Social Science Contract Researchers in Higher Education: perceptions of craft knowledge en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2008-02-22T12:08:46Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T12:07:38Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T15:06:35Z
dc.identifier.issn 0950-0170 en_GB
dc.description Copyright © 2008 by BSA Publications Ltd. This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Work, Employment and Society following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version (Vol. 14 (1), pp. 159-171) is available online at: http://wes.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/14/1/159 en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn 1469-8722 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Work, Employment & Society en_GB


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