University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

Professor Rajani Naidoo

Dr Rajani Naidoo
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Publications

Leading Refereed Journal Papers
Books
Other Outputs

PhD (Cambridge) MA (London)

Job Title:

Professor in Higher Education Management

Affiliated Research Centre:

International Centre for Higher Education Management (ICHEM)

Division:

Marketing, Business & Society

Research Interests

Director International Centre for Higher Education Management

I have held a range of faculty and management positions in the UK and South Africa including in an institution which aimed to contribute to the transformation of higher education in apartheid South Africa. I am a past Honorary Secretary of the Society for Research in Higher Education. Multi-national research projects have included transnational higher education, changing regulation on the use of the title ‘university’ and the academic profession. I have keynoted conferences in many countries including Mexico, Finland, Ireland, England, Trinidad and South Africa. Other contributions have included executive development programmes for university leaders. I am on the Executive Editorial Board of the British Journal of Sociology and on the Research and Development Committee of the European Foundation for Management Development. I co-edit  the book series  Global Higher Education (Palgrave/Macmillan) and African Higher Education Dynamics (African Minds). Research interests include public sector markets and new public management; trans-national higher education and global governance; higher education and international development and  the changing identity and nature of student participation in higher education. 

Her research interests include :

Publications

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Leading Refereed Journal Papers

Naidoo, R., Gosling, J., Bolden, R., O'Brien, A. & Hawkins, B.  Forthcoming 2014. Leadership and Branding in Business Schools : A Bourdieusian Analysis. Higher Education Research and Development. Special Issue on Leadership

Naidoo, R. &  Williams, J. Forthcoming 2014. Students as Consumers:  The  Commodification of Learning and the Transformation of Higher Education into a Private Good. Peking University Education Review.

Naidoo, R., Shankar, A. & Ekant, V. 2011. The Consumerist Turn in Higher Education: Policy Aspirations and Outcomes. Journal of Marketing Management. 27(11/12): 1142-1162, DOI: 10.1080/0267257X.2011.609135.

Naidoo, R. 2011. The Sustainable Development of Higher Education: Challenges for the Caribbean. Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean, 12(1): 2-12.

► older publications

Naidoo, R. 2008. The Competitive State and the Mobilised Market : Higher Education Policy Reform in the United Kingdom (1980-2007). Critique Internationale. Presses de Sciences Po, 47-65.

Naidoo, R. 2008. (Eds.). Building Sustainable Higher Education. International Development 21. Department for International Development and the Institute of Development Studies and University of Sussex.

Brennan, J. & Naidoo, R. 2008. Higher education and the Achievement (And/or Prevention) of Equity and Social Justice. Higher Education, 56(3): 287–302, DOI: 10.1007/s10734-008-9127-3.

Jamieson, I. & Naidoo, R. 2007. University positioning and the changing patterns of doctoral study: the case of the University of Bath. European Journal of Education, 42(3): 363-373, DOI: 10.1111/j.1465-3435.2007.00312.x/abstract.

Huisman, J. & Naidoo, R. 2006. The professional doctorate: from Anglo-Saxon to European challenges. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 18(2): 57-69, DOI: 10.1787/hemp-v18-art11-en.

Naidoo, R. & Jamieson, I. M. 2005. Empowering participants or corroding learning?: Towards a research agenda on the impact of student consumerism in higher education. Journal of Education Policy, 20(3): 267-281, (Reproduced in H. Lauder, P. Brown, J. A. Dillabough & A. H. Halsey (Eds.), Education, Globalisation and Change . Oxford University Press. DOI: N/A.

Jamieson, I. M. & Naidoo, R. 2005. How the market economy is undermining higher education performance . Management in Education, 18(4): 13-16, DOI: 10.1177/08920206040180040301.

Naidoo, R. 2004. Commodifying Learning: Pitfalls and Possibilities. Reflections on Higher Education , 13: 50-61.

Naidoo, R. & Callender, C. 2000. Towards a More Inclusive System: Contemporary Policy Reform in Higher Education. Social Policy Review, 12: 224-249.

Naidoo, R. 2004. Fields and institutional strategy: Bourdieu on the relationship between higher education, inequality and society. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 25(4): 457-471, DOI: 10.1080/0142569042000236952. (Reproduced in Marginson, S. (Eds.), University Futures: Global Markets and the Public Good. SRHE/Open University Press).

Naidoo, R. 2003. Repositioning Higher Education as a Global Commodity: Opportunities and challenges for future sociology of education work. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 24(2): 249-259, DOI: 10.1080/0142569031000115057.

Naidoo, R. 2000. The Third Way to Widening Participation and Maintaining Quality in Higher Education: Lessons from the United Kingdom. Journal of Educational Enquiry. 1(2): 24-38.

Books

Naidoo, R. In Preparation. Higher Education as a Global Commodity Palgrave/Macmillan.

King, R., Marginson, S. & Naidoo, R. (Eds.). 2013. The Globalization of Higher Education. Edward Elgar.

David, M. & Naidoo, R. (Eds.). 2012. The Sociology of Higher Education: Reproduction, Transformation and Change in a Global Era. Routledge

King, R., Marginson, S. & Naidoo, R. (Eds.). 2011. A Handbook of Globalization and Higher Education. Edward Elgar.

Other Outputs

Naidoo, R. 2016. The Competition Fetish in Higher Education: Varieties, Animators and Consequences. British Journal of Sociology and Education, 37(1):1-10, DOI: 10.1080/01425692.2015.1116209.

Naidoo, R. & Pringle, J. Forthcoming. Branding in Business Schools: Academic struggles with the Management of Reputation. In A. M. Pettigrew, E. Cornuell,  and U. Hommell (Eds.), The Institutional Development of Business schools . Oxford: Oxford university Press.

Brennan, J., Franco, M. & Naidoo, R. Forthcoming. From Academic Profession to Higher Education Workforce. In V. Soares, U. Teichler, and M. De Lourdes Machada (Eds.), The Changing Academic Profession.

King, R. Marginson, S. & Naidoo, R. (Eds.). 2013. The Globalization of Higher Education. Edward Elgar.

Naidoo, R. 2011. Higher Education, the Competition Fetish and the Construction of Values, (translated into Finnish). In H. Aittola and T. Saarinen (Eds.), Kannataako Korkeakoulutus. Jyväskylän yliopisto.

Naidoo, R. 2011. Higher Education and the New Imperialism: Implications for Development. In R. King, S. Marginson & Naidoo, R. A Handbook of Globalization and Higher Education. Edward Elgar.

Naidoo, R. 2010. Global Learning in a Neo-Liberal Age. In E. Unterhalter and V. Carpentier (Eds.), Whose Interests Are We Serving? : Global Inequalities and Higher Education. Palgrave/Macmillan.

Brennan, J., Naidoo, R. & Patel, K. 2009. Quality, Equity and the Social Dimension: the Shift from National to European level. In B. M. Kehm, J. Huisman and B. Stensaker (Eds.), The European Higher Education Area: Perspectives on a Moving Target: 141-162. Rotterdam: Sense.

► older publications

Naidoo, R. 2008. Entrenching international inequality: higher education as a global commodity and its impact on developing countries. In W. Shumar & J. Canaan (Eds.), Structure and Agency of Students and Faculty in the Neo-Liberal University: 84-100. Routledge.

Naidoo, R. 2008. Higher education: A powerhouse for development in a neo-liberal age? In D. Epstein, R. Boden, R. Deem, F. Rizvi & S. Wright. World Yearbook of higher education 2008. Geographies of knowledge, geometries of power: framing the future of higher education.Routledge. In press.

Naidoo, R. 2007. Higher Education as a Global Commodity: The Perils and Promises for Developing Countries.The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education. 1 February.(Reviewed in the Times Higher Education Supplement on 9 March 2007).

Brennan, J. Locke, W. & Naidoo, R. 2007. The Academic Profession in England: Still stratified after all these years? In The Changing Conditions for Academic Work and Career in Selected Countries: 163-176. Werkstattberichte series. Kassel, Germany: International Centre for Higher Education Research.

Naidoo, R. 2007. Building or eroding intellectual capital?: Student consumerism as a cultural force in the context of the knowledge economy. In J. Valimaa & O-H. Ylijoki (Eds.), Cultural perspectives on higher education. Springer.

Naidoo, R. 2007. Entrenching international inequality: higher education as a global commodity and its impact on developing countries. In W. Shumar & J. Canaan (Eds.), Structure and Agency of Students and Faculty in the Neo-Liberal University. Routledge, In press.

Naidoo, R. 2005. Universities for sale: Transforming relations between teaching and research. In R. Barnett (Eds.), Reshaping Universities: New relationships between research, scholarship and teaching: 27-36. MacGraw-Hill/Open University Press.

Brennan, J. & Naidoo, R. 2006. Managing Contradictory Functions: The role of universities in societies that have undergone radical social transformation. In G. Neave (Eds.), Research and Knowledge in Higher Education Policy. UNESCO Press.

Naidoo, R. & Jamieson, I. M. 2004. Knowledge in the marketplace: the global commodification of teaching and learning. In P. Innes (Eds.), Internationalizing Higher Education: Critical perspectives for critical times: 37-52. Springer/ CERC.

Naidoo, R. & Muschamp, Y. 2002. A Decent Education for All? In M. Powell (Eds.), Evaluating New Labour's Welfare Reforms: 145-166. Policy Press.