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Reforms, Organizational Change and Performance in Higher Education

A Comparative Account from the Nordic Countries

Editors: Pinheiro, R., Geschwind, L., Foss Hansen, H., Pulkkinen, K. (Eds.)

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  • Takes account of reform efforts and its effects across Nordic higher education
  • Combines hard (quantitative) data with more nuanced accounts by the key actors involved with processes of change and adaptation within universities
  • Contributes to both the testing and further development of theory, bringing together critical insights from public policy and administration, organizational studies and higher education studies
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This open access book investigates the effects of changes in leadership and managerial structures of Nordic universities resulting from reforms in the last decade. It builds on a rich, comparative dataset across a multiplicity of system-wide (macro) and organisational (meso and micro) dimensions, namely: reform or policy initiatives; drivers, aims, instruments and actors; structural changes within universities; strategic and performance management; the rise of accountability regimes; incentive and evaluative systems; and perceived changes/effects by the key actors involved, at various levels. The volume provides critical insights to the larger phenomenon of change and adaptation within the public sector. Its findings and implications are of relevance to social science researchers, policy makers, managers/administrators, and external stakeholders.

About the authors

Rómulo Pinheiro is Professor of Public Policy and Administration at the Department of Political Science and Management at the University of Agder, Norway.
Hanne Foss Hansen is Professor in Public Organisation and Administration at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. 
Lars Geschwind is Associate Professor in Engineering Education Policy and Management at the Department of Learning, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
Kirsi Pulkkinen is a researcher at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Lapland, Finland, and Advisor of co-creation at the Research Services of University of Helsinki, Finland.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Does It Really Matter? Assessing the Performance Effects of Changes in Leadership and Management Structures in Nordic Higher Education

    Pages 3-36

    Pulkkinen, Kirsi (et al.)

  • Performance in Higher Education Institutions and Its Variations in Nordic Policy

    Pages 37-67

    Kivistö, Jussi (et al.)

  • Nordic Higher Education in Flux: System Evolution and Reform Trajectories

    Pages 69-108

    Pinheiro, Rómulo (et al.)

  • National Performance-Based Research Funding Systems: Constructing Local Perceptions of Research?

    Pages 111-144

    Söderlind, Johan (et al.)

  • External Research Funding and Authority Relations

    Pages 145-180

    Lind, Jonas Krog (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reforms, Organizational Change and Performance in Higher Education
Book Subtitle
A Comparative Account from the Nordic Countries
Editors
  • Rómulo Pinheiro
  • Lars Geschwind
  • Hanne Foss Hansen
  • Kirsi Pulkkinen
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11738-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11738-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11737-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 326
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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