Identity work in the transition from manager to management academic

John Blenkinsopp, Brenda Stalker

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    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
    Issue number3/4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004


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