Publication details [#567]

Tienari, Janne. 2012. Academia as financial markets? Metaphoric reflections and possible responses . Scandinavian Journal of Management 28 (3) : 250–256. 7 pp.
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Article in journal
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Amsterdam: Elsevier


In this paper, the author suggests a possible metaphorical mapping that establishes connections between the operations of financial markets and the workings of the publication of scientific articles in academic journals. By means of this metaphor, the author suggests that the strategy ruling market expectations, roles, identities and operations help us to structure, understand and talk about the academic publication system. More specifically, the author discusses five possible responses and attitudes arising for this comparison.