The Traditional University in the Time of Neo-Liberal Change: Understanding the Change and Threat to Knowledge and Culture

By Judy Hemming.

Published by The Organization Collection

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Today’s globalised world calls for consistent change. The assumption which underpins this call for systematic change is regarded as progressive and demands effective and efficiency in outcomes and best practice for its delivery. Change management is a process to transition organisations/institutions from one state to a desired state. This paper will examine how the neoliberal values and philosophy has brought certain management changes to the neoliberal university. Through the examination of the current changes which are occurring within the management of the university the aim of the paper is to draw out whether the recommendations.

Keywords: Neo-Liberal, Change Management, University, Pedagogy, In the Tradition of Educating Active, Critical, Politically Engaged Citizens

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp.337-346. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 779.082KB).

Dr. Judy Hemming

Lecturer, School of Business, The University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Judy Hemming is a graduate of three different Australian universities – The University of New England, from which she gained her Bachelor of Social Sciences, and the University of New South Wales (Kensington) with a Bachelor of Arts Honours (Sociology), and the Australian National University, from which she graduated Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations. Her teaching, research, and writing encompasses work on non-traditional security studies, sex tourism, sex trafficking, stereotyping, education, the neoliberal university, and American exceptionalism and foreign policy, Australia’s Foreign Policy and strategy, the sociology of health, leadership, organisational behaviour and project management. She has presented papers on her research in these areas and given lectures at the University of Canberra, Charles Sturt University, the Australian National University, Singapore, Thailand, New Zealand, and the United States of America. Her published work includes, on-line peer reviewed articles, a book chapter- ‘Exceeding scholarly responsibility: IRBs and political constraints’ (Routledge), and ‘Rural worker to sex worker: why is this path so readily trodden?’. And her latest publication is a book, The Triumph of Neoconservatism and the Religious Right which will be coming out in late 2010.


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