Identity tensions in the academic world? Name: Bas

dc.contributor.advisorRossenberg, Y.
dc.contributor.authorHoogland, Bas
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the profound impact of managerialism on the identities of academics in higher education institutions. The introduction sets the stage by highlighting the global shift towards managerial practices in academia, emphasizing the lack of understanding regarding the resulting identity tensions among academics. It underscores the importance of exploring how managerialism affects academic identity to improve the well-being and motivation of academics in this evolving environment. The study employs an interpretivist abductive approach, integrating prior knowledge with empirical data. To identify critical incidents leading to identity tensions, the Critical Incident Technique (CIT) is employed. CIT enables a qualitative exploration of academics' subjective interpretations and social dynamics in specific situations, revealing the intricate relationship between managerialism and academic identity. The conclusion synthesizes key findings, emphasizing that academics grapple with identity tensions due to heightened scrutiny, reduced autonomy, and the pressure to meet performance targets imposed by managerialism. Emotional stress, burnout, and a competitive academic environment compound these challenges. The study recommends that higher education institutions prioritize academics' well-being, promote work-life balance, and reconsider performance evaluation methods to recognize diverse contributions.
dc.thesis.facultyFaculteit der Managementwetenschappen
dc.thesis.studyprogrammestudyprogrammes::Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen::Master Business Administration
dc.titleIdentity tensions in the academic world? Name: Bas
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