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Old professors never die

Lee Parker (School of Commerce, University of South Australia, Australia)

Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal

ISSN: 0951-3574

Article publication date: 20 June 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to consider the career changing roles of university professors.

Design/methodology/approach

Poetic exposition.

Findings

Observes the common trend of research and teaching professors to become elevated to university management positions, thereby abandoning their teaching and research roles.

Research limitations/implications

Implies the loss of scholarly potential and productivity to managerialism in the university sector and calls for the recovery of a cadre of professorial researchers.

Originality/value

Critiques the increasingly administrative role of senior university academics in the world of increasingly corporatised universities.

Keywords

Citation

Parker, L. (2008), "Old professors never die", Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 21 No. 5, pp. 753-754. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513570810880735

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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