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Title Academic inbreeding and mobility in higher education [electronic resource] ; global perspectives / Edited by Maria Yudkevich, Philip G. Altbach, Laura E. Rumbley.

Published Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 280 p. : 27 figures, 19.
Series Palgrave studies in global higher education
Notes Electronic book text.
Epublication based on: 9781137461247.
Contents 1. Academic Inbreeding: Local Challenge, Global Problem-- Philip G. Altbach, Maria Yudkevich, and Laura E. Rumbley 2. Academic Inbreeding: State of the Literature-- Olga Gorelova and Maria Yudkevich 3. Academic Inbreeding in the Argentine University: A Systemic and Organizational Analysis-- Marcelo Rabossi 4. Faculty Inbreeding in China: Status, Causes and Results-- Hong Shen, Zhiping Xu, and Bingbing Zhang 5. Inbreeding in Japanese Higher Education: Inching Towards Openness in a Globalized Context-- Akiyoshi Yonezawa 6. Academic Immobility and Inbreeding in Russian Universities-- Elizaveta Sivak and Maria Yudkevich 7. Slovenia: The Slow Decline of Academic Inbreeding-- Manja Klemencic and Pavel Zgaga 8. Academic Inbreeding: The South African Case-- Saleem Badat 9. Academic Inbreeding in Spanish Universities: Perverse Effects in a Global Context-- Jose-Gines Mora 10. Academic Inbreeding in Ukraine-- Ilona Sologoub and Tom Coupe.
File type Document
Summary Academic inbreeding - appointing one's own graduates for academic positions - is a controversial but surprisingly common practice internationally. This book is the first comparative analysis of the phenomenon - the causes, implications, and future of inbreeding. Academic inbreeding - hiring and promoting one's own graduates - is generally seen as a negative for academic quality and for universities - it is considered as unhealthy for universities as it is in the natural world. Yet it is remarkably widespread across the globe. This book is the first full scale international analysis of the phenomenon of inbreeding. Research from eight countries (including Argentina, China, Japan, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain and Ukraine) where inbreeding is common examines the phenomenon from a variety of perspectives, tracking its causes: historical tradition, the lack of a national labour market, the limited number of advanced degree holders, and others. Research shows that inbred faculties are not necessarily less productive than their non-inbred peers, but that inbreeding seems to foster hierarchy and a lack of innovative ideas.
System notes PDF.
History notes Maria Yudkevich is Vice Rector of the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia. Philip G. Altbach is Research Professor and Director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College, USA. Laura E. Rumbley is Lecturer on Higher Education and Associate Director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College, USA.
Other author Yudkevich, Maria.
Altbach, Philip G.
Rumbley, Laura E.
Subject College teachers -- Selection and appointment -- Cross-cultural studies.
Universities and colleges -- Faculty -- Cross-cultural studies.
Higher & further education, tertiary education.
Teaching staff.
Higher & further education, tertiary education.
Teaching staff.
ISBN 9781137461254 : £65.00
113746125X : £65.00