The Struggle for Social Impact and Public Legitimacy
Chapter 8: Paradoxes of competitive accountability
This final chapter reflects on three specific characteristics of REF impact which illuminate the influence of competitive accountability in producing undesirable behaviours and motivations among academics and their institutions. These are used as a conceptual foundation that leads to ten paradoxes which unpick the efficacy of competitive accountability as that which informs and defines academic praxis in the contemporary UK university.
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