Identity work in the transition from manager to management academic

John Blenkinsopp, Brenda Stalker

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Abstract

The phenomenon of current practitioners moving into academia is generally welcomed in terms addressing recruitment problems and the perceived benefit of bringing practical experience into the academic setting. Yet the individual practitioner may encounter considerable difficulties with this career transition. This paper identifies the different sources and discourses of credibility – management experience versus academic knowledge – as particularly relevant, and considers the ways in which these “emergent management academics” manage their self-identities in their day-to-day interactions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-429
JournalManagement Decision
Volume42
Issue number3/4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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Identity work
Managers
Self-identity
Discourse
Career transition
Interaction
Perceived benefits
Credibility

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Blenkinsopp, John ; Stalker, Brenda. / Identity work in the transition from manager to management academic. In: Management Decision. 2004 ; Vol. 42, No. 3/4. pp. 418-429.
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