Reforms, Organizational Change and Performance in Higher Education

A Comparative Account from the Nordic Countries

by Rómulo Pinheiro, Lars Geschwind, Hanne Foss Hansen, Kirsi Pulkkinen

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Book Description

This 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.
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.

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Book Details

Subject
Politics and Government
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2019
Pages
336
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030117375
ISBN10
3030117375
ISBN13 Digital
9783030117382
ISBN10 Digital
3030117383
PDF Size
5.1 MB
License
CC BY

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