Practicing what we preach? Academic consultancy in a multi-disciplinary environment

Docherty, I. and Smith, D. (2007) Practicing what we preach? Academic consultancy in a multi-disciplinary environment. Public Money and Management, 27(4), pp. 273-280. (doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9302.2007.00594.x)

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Academics have long been accustomed to playing multiple roles (teacher, researcher, expert and critic). But as university management needs increasingly to demonstrate its relevance and value to the economy and society, so consultancy has assumed greater significance. This article explores the emerging fractures in the landscape of academic consulting, focusing on how consultancy activity impacts on research standards, and the ability of academics to maintain their critical roles as independent figures capable of holding government and other public organizations to account, so that their contribution to improving public policy can be maximized.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Docherty, Professor Iain and Fischbacher-Smith, Professor Denis
Authors: Docherty, I., and Smith, D.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Public Money and Management
ISSN (Online):1467-9302

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