Academia as financial markets? Metaphoric reflections and possible responses

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Abstract

I argue that publishing in the global academia has come to resemble the operations of financial markets. Academics-cum-investors target a set of 'top' journals in a system that is portrayed as self-evident. I suggest that the financial markets metaphor enables us to explicate the self-fulfilling prophecies that constitute the academic system, to understand the role of journals, to confront (re)constructions of self-evidence, and to develop meaningful responses in relating to the system. I offer five responses for further discussion.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalScandinavian Journal of Management
Volume28
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)250-256
Number of pages7
ISSN0956-5221
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed

Keywords

  • 512 Business and Management

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