Introduction.Academic research and researchers / Lisa Lucas / Angela Brew -- 1.Academic un-freedom in the new knowledge economy / Margaret Thornton -- 2.Research quality assessment : objectives, approaches, responses and consequences / Ian McNay -- 3.The structure of academic research : what can citation studies tell us? / Malcolm Tight -- 4.Research management and research cultures : power and productivity / Lisa Lucas -- 5.Creating collaboration : an exploration of multinational research partnerships / Betty Rambur -- 6.Producing researchers : the changing role of the doctorate / David Boud / Alison Lee -- 7.Balancing different audiences : experiences of Dutch academics / Harry F. de Boer / Liudvika Leisyte / Jurgen Enders -- 8.Post-colonial perspectives on interdisciplinary researcher identities / Catherine Manathunga -- 9.'You do it from your core' : priorities, perceptions and practices of research among indigenous academics in Australian and New Zealand universities / Ocean Ripeka Mercier / Christine Asmar / Susan Page -- 10.Isn't research just research? : what are candidates and supervisors thinking? / Margaret Kiley -- 11.Learning to be a researcher : challenges for undergraduates / Erno Lehtinen / Mari Murtonen -- 12.Understanding academics' engagement with research / Angela Brew / David Boud -- 13.Conclusion : directions for future research / Angela Brew / Gerlese S. Akerlind.