Outcomes-based metrics and research measurement in Australian higher education

Ann Martin-Sardesai*, James Guthrie

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter explores how four decades of neoliberalist policies have transformed a historically erudite and collegial culture within Australian universities into a mass-delivery mechanism for education and research outputs. It examines the pervasiveness of New Public Management accounting and auditing in academic performance measurement. We find that academic performance in Australian universities has become increasingly characterized by a managerial audit culture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPublic sector reform and performance management in developed economies
Subtitle of host publicationoutcomes-based approaches in practice
EditorsZahirul Hoque
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781003004080
ISBN (Print)9780367435165, 9781000348965
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameRoutledge studies in management, organizations and society


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