The role of manager: Perceptions from academic-managers of a Brazilian Federal University

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This research aimed to analyze how higher education teachers from a Brazilian federal university perceive the role of academic-manager. For this purpose, it was conducted an interpretive qualitative basic study, whose participants were academic-manager of Federal University of São Francisco Valley (Univasf). Data were collected through semistructured interviews and documentary analysis. Content analysis was adopted for processing data with the software Atlas Ti support. Based on data, it was identified the dimensions shared by them when refer to the academic-manager role (conventional facet), around which these subjects aggregate themselves and that characterized the role of academic-manager as a social category.  As well, it was possible to recognize the interpretations and individual meanings which constitute the idiosyncratic facet of academic manager role. Field research proved to be fruitful when approaching empirically the process of identification and categorization of social role, respectively coming from Theory of Identity and Theory of Social Identity, pointing complementarity between approaches traditionally opponents. By situating the issue of academic manager role at the Univasf, the research provided still knowledge about a reality that needs to be better investigated: the roles, activities, challenges with which masters and doctors in early career, crowded in federal universities, have to deal with.

 

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Barbosa, M. A. C., Ney Matos, F. R., Mendonça, J. R. C., Paiva, K. C. M., & Cassundé, F. R. de S. A. (2017). The role of manager: Perceptions from academic-managers of a Brazilian Federal University. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 25, 12. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.25.2388
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Milka Alves Correia Barbosa, Universidade Federal de Alagoas - Campus Arapiraca

Professora Adjunta da Faculdade de Economia, Contabilidade e Administração (FEAC) da Universidade Federal de Alagoas (UFAL). Doutora em Administração pela Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE).

 

Fátima Regina Ney Matos, Universidade Potiguar (Brasil) e Instituto Superior Miguel Torga(Portugal)

Professora auxiliar do Instituto Superior Miguel Torga (ISMT), em Coimbra, e professora titular da Universidade Potiguar (UnP). Doutora em Administração pela Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE).

José Ricardo Costa Mendonça, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Doutor em Administração pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (EA/UFRGS). Professor do Departamento de Ciências Administrativas (DCA) e do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Administração (PROPAD) da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE). 

Kely César Martins Paiva, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Doutora, Mestre e Bacharel em Administração (UFMG, 2007, 1999, 1992). Professora Adjunta e Pesquisadora, Departamento de Ciências Administrativas (CAD), Centro de Pós-graduação e Pesquisa em Administração (CEPEAD), Faculdade de Ciências Econômicas (FACE), Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). Coordenadora do Núcleo de Estudos sobre Comportamento, Pessoas e Organizações (Necop - UFMG).

Fernanda Roda de Souza Araújo Cassundé, Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco

Doutora, Mestre e Bacharel em Administração (UFPE, 2015, 2004, 2001). Atualmente é professora Adjunta I do colegiado de Administração da Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco (UNIVASF) e professora permanente do Mestrado Profissional em Administração Pública (PROFIAP/UNIVASF). Líder do GP: CEOS - Centro de Estudos Organizacionais do Semiárido.