Enders, J. (1999). Crisis? What crisis? The academic professions in the “knowledge” society. Higher Education, 38(1), 71-81.
Enders addresses the uncertainty of academic professions at universities in a future, knowledge-based society. The changing role and nature of universities in a knowledge-based society will cause fragmentation and differentiation among the professoriate to proliferate as new concepts of professional identities emerge. Citing previous research, the author highlights analytical problems in determining the future of academic professions.