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dc.contributor.authorGeppert, Mike
dc.contributor.authorHollinshead, Graham
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-30T18:41:56Z
dc.date.available2017-05-30T18:41:56Z
dc.date.issued2017-05-02
dc.identifier.citationGeppert , M & Hollinshead , G 2017 , ' Signs of Dystopia and Demoralization in global academia: Reflections on the precarious and destructive effects of the colonization of the Lebenswelt ' , Critical Perspectives on International Business , vol. 13 , no. 2 , pp. 136-150 . https://doi.org/10.1108/cpoib-07-2016-0026
dc.identifier.issn1742-2043
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85013366202
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/18237
dc.descriptionThis document is the Accepted Manuscript version of the following article: Mike Geppert, Graham Hollinshead, (2017) "Signs of Dystopia and Demoralization in global academia: Reflections on the precarious and destructive effects of the colonization of the Lebenswelt", Critical perspectives on international business, Vol. 13(2): 136-150, May 2017, doi: 10.1108/cpoib-07-2016-0026. Published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
dc.description.abstractPurpose Our paper has been written in the style of a provocative essay. It starts with the observation that neo-liberalism has become the leading “policy doctrine” in Higher Education (HE) systems across the globe. This has put increasing systemic political and economic pressure on many universities which not only undermine but also “colonize” the Lebenswelt or “lifeworld” (Habermas, 1987) of academics. Design/methodology/approach Our essay draws on concrete empirical examples based on our subjective experiences within the higher educational sector and secondary sources. Findings We are going to highlight and illustrate how the increasing dominance of “neo-liberal science” principles (Lave et al., 2010) severely damage the quality of knowledge production and working conditions of ordinary academics in both national and international academic communities. Practical implications Our essay provides insights into the practical implications of the spread of “neo-liberal science” principles on the work and employment of academics. Originality/value We aim to trigger critical discussion concerning how emancipatory principles of teaching and research can be brought back into the Lebenswelt of academics in order to reverse some of the destructive effects to which our essay refers to.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofCritical Perspectives on International Business
dc.subjectNeo-liberalization
dc.subjectColonization of lifeworld of academia
dc.subjectPrecariousness of work and employment in higher education
dc.subjectDestructive leadership in universities
dc.titleSigns of Dystopia and Demoralization in global academia: Reflections on the precarious and destructive effects of the colonization of the Lebenswelten
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research on Management, Economy and Society
dc.contributor.institutionHertfordshire Business School
dc.contributor.institutionGlobal Work and Employment
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