n Journal of Contemporary Management - Scarcity, requirements and remuneration of applicants with management qualifications in the private-, public- and higher education sectors

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1815-7440



The appointment of academics in the field of Management and Business Management in Higher Education has become virtually impossible and the problem is exacerbated by the quest for appointments from the designated groups. This problem was identified over a period and at various universities with universities head hunting scarce academic staff from each other and with some attempts at the private sector, usually to no avail.

The aim of the research was to determine the reasons for and possible solutions to the difficulty in attracting and retaining academics, with specific reference to academics from designated groups, with management qualifications to Higher Education.
The results indicate that there are a major scarcity in the field of management and business management not only in Higher Education but in the public- and private sectors as well. The numbers of vacancies and scarcity in the private- and public sectors are extremely high whereas the major problem in Higher Education seems to be attracting candidates at significantly lower salaries compared to the private- and public sectors and even compared to non-academic managerial positions in universities. In addition the required qualifications and other requirements are much higher in Higher Education than that in the private- and public sectors.

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