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Managing Universities: Policy and Organizational Change from a Western European Comparative Perspective PDF

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  • Authors: Ivar Bleiklie, Jürgen Enders, Benedetto Lepori
  • File Size: 2 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 329 Pages  
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1st edition
  • Publication Date: July 31, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B074GY2LWX
  • ISBN-10: 3319538659, 3319852604
  • ISBN-13: 9783319538655, 9783319538648, 9783319852607

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Managing Universities: Policy and Organizational Change from a Western European Comparative Perspective PDF

Managing Universities (PDF) asks how modern universities are managed and organized, and questions whether 30 years of university reforms have led to stronger managerial structures and leadership control. Moreover, it asks whether current organizational and decision-making structures can be described by public reform policies. The ebook offers an empirically grounded, coherent, and theoretically driven presentation of data and core ideas behind a large-scale comparative study of 26 universities across eight European countries. It emphasizes the role of academics, the strength of university managerial structures, and how universities relate to and rely on their environment: to governments and other actors; to evaluators; to funders; and to external stakeholders. It further explores how higher education policies are shaped by and impact universities. Written by a cross-disciplinary team of European scholars, this ebook is unique both in its wide coverage and the wisdom of its analyses. It will be of great interest to graduate students, scholars, and advanced undergraduates in the fields of organization theory and sociology, comparative public policy and administration, and higher education studies. It will also be of interest to higher education policy administrators and makers.

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“A recommendation in terms of applying advanced organization theory perspectives to academic institutions and policies. The concept of universities as penetrated hierarchies offers a major tool to understand what has happened in Western European countries since the late 1900s. The ebook includes at the same time how universities are run inside, and how higher education public policies may or may not affect them administratively and strategically. Lessons to be learned from this transition should draw the attention of organizational theorists, but also of policy-makers and practitioners operating in European countries as well as in other regions of the world.” — Jean-Claude Thoenig, University of Paris-Dauphine, co-author of In Search of Academic Quality

The ebook Managing Universities: Policy and Organizational Change from a Western European Comparative Perspective shows the extent to which and the ways public European universities are shaped by political and national administrative regimes in addition to sectoral higher education policy regimes. Thus, it offers not only very valuable conceptual and empirical insights for scholars of higher education reform, organization, administration, and management, but can provide lessons to practitioners and policy-makers in Europe along with other regions of the world.” — Anna Kosmützky, University of Kassel, Germany

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