The Market for Academics

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-11-24
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The management of faculty careers is a critical issue in university autonomy and in many countries recent reforms have increasingly addressed this area. Musselin examines this crucial issue through the use of exhaustive empirical research - including over 200 interviews - on academic job hiring practices and faculty career patterns.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. ix
Foreword to the English Editionp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Academic Careers: Each Country Has Its Own Rulesp. 13
Three National Labor Supply Construction Modelsp. 40
Forming Collective Judgmentsp. 58
Exercising Judgment to Select a Few Candidates From Among the Manyp. 94
Uncertainty About Qualityp. 135
"Pricing" Academicsp. 156
Career Dynamics and Models of the Academic Professionp. 178
Conclusionp. 200
Appendixp. 213
Notesp. 217
Bibliographyp. 241
Indexp. 257
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