An investigation of the impacts of Excellence in Research for Australia : a case study on accounting for research

Martin-Sardesai, Ann Veena (2014) An investigation of the impacts of Excellence in Research for Australia : a case study on accounting for research. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This is the first study to explore the way Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), a research assessment exercise introduced in the Australian higher education sector in 2010, fostered the development of strategically oriented Management Accounting technologies in the form of Performance Management Systems (PMS) to achieve research excellence within an Australian university. It identifies ERA's intended and unintended consequences. While ERA enabled the creation of tighter controls in the PMS of faculties, departments and individual academics within the university, enhancing its reported research performance, the impact on academics was low job satisfaction, increased workload and a higher focus on research than teaching.

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ID Code: 69960
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Irvine, Helen, Tooley, Stuart, & Guthrie, James
Additional Information: Recipient of 2014 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award.
Keywords: Australian Higher Education Sector, Excellence in Research for Australia, New Public Management, Performance Management Systems, Performance-based Research Funding Systems, ODTA
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 16 May 2014 06:54
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2016 21:59

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