9781137544414

Managing Reform in Universities The Dynamics of Culture, Identity and Organisational Change

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-09-01
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

This collection, now in paperback, explores how universities are coping with the range of reforms and changes taking place across higher education today. Analyzing areas such as leadership, quality management, strategic thinking, collegiality and academic work, and from the perspective of different agents within higher education including students, academics and management, this book examines the various differences between reform attempts and the actual changes happening in universities.

Author Biography

Bjørn Stensaker is Professor of Higher Education at the Department of Educational Research, University of Oslo, Norway. He is also a Research Professor at NIFU, Oslo.
Jussi Välimaa is Professor of Higher Education in the Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
Clàudia Sarrico is Associate Professor at the School of Economics and Management, Technical University of Lisbon, and researcher at the Centre for Research in Higher Education Policies, Portugal.

Table of Contents

Introduction
How is Change in Higher Education Managed?; B.Stensaker, M.Henkel, J.Välimaa and C.Sarrico
PART I: HOW TO MAKE SENSE OF CHANGE
Change, Leverage, Suasion and Intent: An Historical Excursion across Three Decades of Change in Higher Education in Western Europe; G.Neave
Change as an Intellectual Device and as an Object of Research Change; T.Saarinen and J.Välimaa
PART II: THE DYNAMICS BETWEEN REFORM AND CULTURE
University Strategising: The Role of Evaluation as a Sensemaking Tool; N.Frølich and B.Stensaker
Let the Devil Choose: Frustration or Anxiety in the Wake of Performance Measurement in Universities; C.S.Sarrico and A.I.Melo
The Changing Culture of Academic Research: From Organization to Networks; A.Metcalfe
Is There a Bridge between Quality and Quality Assurance?; M.João Rosa and A.Amaral
Students' Perceptions of Quality Assessment: Is There an Option Besides Treating Them as Consumers?; S.Cardoso
Exploring New Academic Identities in Turbulent Times; M.Henkel
PART III: MAINTAINING IDENTITY THROUGH ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
'That's Dangerous': Autonomous Development Work as a Source of Renewal in Academia; K.Räsänen
The Interplay of Organizing Models in Higher Education: What Room is There for Collegiality in Universities Characterized by Bounded Autonomy; K.Sahlin
The Management of Academic culture Revisitied: Integrating Universitieis in an Entrepreneurial Age; D.Dill
Conclusions
New Practices and Identities as Drivers of Cultural Change; J.Välimaa, B.Stensaker and C.Sarrico

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