Changing employment and working conditions

Timo Aarrevaara, Ian R. Dobson, Janne Wikström

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This chapter considers the academic working environment in eight European countries and reports on academics’ impressions of the changes that environment has undergone in recent years. We focus on the extent to which the content of academic work in these countries is similar or different; the nature of academics’ working conditions and how they have changed; and what academics’ affiliations are. The analysis also considers differences according to seniority. Based on interviews with European academics, we consider how changes in working conditions, employment and modes of operation have affected scholarly work and related activities, and the impact change has had on academic freedom.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademic Work and Careers in Europe
Subtitle of host publicationTrends, Challenges, Perspectives
EditorsTatiana Fumasoli, Gaële Goastellec, Barbara M. Kehm
Place of PublicationCham switzerland
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783319107202
ISBN (Print)9783319107196
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

Name The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective


  • Academic affiliations
  • Academic employment and modes of operation
  • Academic work

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