A comparative examination of the use of academic sabbaticals

Spencer, Maureen P., Clay, Heather, Hearne, Gary ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2146-4878 and James, Philip ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1500-9468 (2012) A comparative examination of the use of academic sabbaticals. International Journal of Management Education, 10 (3) . pp. 147-154. ISSN 1472-8117 [Article] (doi:10.1016/j.ijme.2012.06.003)


The paper uses surveyed data on the strategic usage of sabbaticals in British business schools and history departments to shed light on how far it varies between different types of subject areas and universities. The findings obtained show that sabbaticals are less likely to be available in post-1992 universities. They further suggest that, whether located in pre or post-1992 universities, business schools accord less strategic importance to the provision of sabbaticals than do history departments. Against this backcloth, the paper ends by considering the implications of the survey findings for current debates about the future role of business schools.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School
A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
Item ID: 10795
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Depositing User: Maureen Spencer
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2013 06:46
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2019 11:32
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/10795

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