A profile of property economists and the maturation of the academic discipline

Pacific Rim Real Estate Society
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13th Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference Proceedings, 2007, pp. 1 - 13
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Property economics as an academic discipline is now in a mature phase compared to its circumstances two decades ago. Early academics were drawn from industry or related disciplines where research histories were thin and doctorates were rare, however this imbalance is reversing. The current profile of academics in property economics is contrasted to the academic populations of selected universities. Internal promotion prospects and considered in contrast with other disciplines. Career paths are explored in terms of the necessity to move for advancement versus internal promotion. The research reveals a shift in emphasis in the makeup of property economics academics, though they still appear to exhibit differences to other disciplines.
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