Policy Implementation and Academic Workload Planning in the Managerial University: Understanding Unintended Consequences

Hornibrook, Susan A. (2012) Policy Implementation and Academic Workload Planning in the Managerial University: Understanding Unintended Consequences. Journal of Higher Education, Policy and Management, 34 (1). pp. 29-38. ISSN 1360-080X. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1360080X.2012.642329

Abstract

Within an increasingly dynamic and volatile external environment, university managers are charged with implementing strategies including models that attempt to distribute complex academic workloads fairly and transparently in order to meet institutional goals. However, the impact of such models on individual academic behaviour is often unexpected. This paper explores a theoretical approach based on perceptions of fairness, to explain the unintended consequences arising from the use of a workload allocation model. Using results from a case study to illustrate theoretical constructs, we identify the reasons behind academic resistance in response to such models.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: justice, unintended consequences, workload planning
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: Karen Finch
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2011 13:09
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2014 15:38
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/28384 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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