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Publication and performativity

Publication and performativity
Publication and performativity
Changing publication patterns among Hong Kong academics need to be understood by reference to the forces and effects of performativity and the audit culture. At a system and institutional level the research assessment exercise, based on a UK framework and first introduced in Hong Kong in 1993, has played a significant role in altering patterns of publication among individual academics. These may be analysed in terms of four performative effects - a loss of trust, the distortion of patterns of behaviour, the invisibility of non-audited elements of practice, and the punishment of non-compliance. However, these effects have also occurred in other higher education systems subject to research audit exercises and are further influenced by broader international trends including the unbundling of the academic profession and the growth of scientometrics in evaluating publication performance.
publication, performativity, Hong Kong
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97-108
Springer Cham
Macfarlane, Bruce
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Postiglione, Gerard A.
Jung, Jisun
Macfarlane, Bruce
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Postiglione, Gerard A.
Jung, Jisun

Macfarlane, Bruce (2017) Publication and performativity. In, Postiglione, Gerard A. and Jung, Jisun (eds.) The Changing Academic Profession in Hong Kong. (International Comparative Perspective, 19, 19) Dordrecht. Springer Cham, pp. 97-108.

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Abstract

Changing publication patterns among Hong Kong academics need to be understood by reference to the forces and effects of performativity and the audit culture. At a system and institutional level the research assessment exercise, based on a UK framework and first introduced in Hong Kong in 1993, has played a significant role in altering patterns of publication among individual academics. These may be analysed in terms of four performative effects - a loss of trust, the distortion of patterns of behaviour, the invisibility of non-audited elements of practice, and the punishment of non-compliance. However, these effects have also occurred in other higher education systems subject to research audit exercises and are further influenced by broader international trends including the unbundling of the academic profession and the growth of scientometrics in evaluating publication performance.

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Published date: 10 May 2017
Keywords: publication, performativity, Hong Kong
Organisations: Centre for Education Policy

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Local EPrints ID: 410911
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/410911
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Date deposited: 09 Jun 2017 16:31
Last modified: 20 Feb 2024 11:27

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Author: Bruce Macfarlane
Editor: Gerard A. Postiglione
Editor: Jisun Jung

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