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Aarnikoivu, Melina; Nokkala, Terhi; Siekkinen, Taru; Kuoppala, Kari; Pekkola, Elias – European Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This article examines the perceptions of early-career, fixed-term researchers in Finnish universities towards changing careers. It maps out the reasons this group has considered the change and where they see themselves in five years. As a theoretical framework, a synthesisation of variables related to career change, created by Ryan, Healy, and…
Descriptors: Researchers, Career Change, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Siekkinen, Taru; Kuoppala, Kari; Pekkola, Elias; Välimaa, Jussi – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This study explores the nature of reciprocal commitment in academic careers. The article is based on a survey conducted in autumn 2013 among fixed-term employees at eight major universities in Finland (N = 810). The analysis is focusing on researchers who have a doctoral degree and who are working on a fixed-term contract at their university (n =…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Surveys, Employee Attitudes
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Kivistö, Jussi; Pekkola, Elias; Siekkinen, Taru – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Doctoral education as a policy field is an important link between educational, research and innovation policies. It is gaining importance in European and national policy discussions. Doctoral education policies are increasingly formulated at the supranational level, even though the European Commission does not possess formal competence in terms of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Educational Development, Educational Policy