Higher Education Dynamics

Multi-Level Governance in Universities

Strategy, Structure, Control

Editors: Frost, Jetta, Hattke, Fabian, Reihlen, Markus (Eds.)

  • Advances higher education research by gathering distinguished scholars with an academic background in management and organization studies and a research interest in the dynamics of university governance
  • Enriches widespread governance perspectives by shifting the focus of research from the governance of universities to the governance in universities
  • Introduces an integrated view on the multiple levels of governance in universities by bridging complementary managerial practices of strategic management, organizational design, and behavior control
  • Elaborates our understanding of the paradoxes in contemporary university governance theoretically and empirically
  • Provides future directions to anticipate emerging changes towards new university archetypes
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Governing universities is a multi-level as well as a highly paradoxical endeavor. The featured studies in this book examine critically the multifaceted repercussions of changing governance logics and show how contradictory demands for scholarly peer control, market responsiveness, public policy control, and democratization create governance paradoxes. While a large body of academic literature has been focusing on the external governance of universities, this book shifts the focus on organizations’ internal characteristics, thus contributing to a deeper understanding of the changing governance in universities.  The book follows exigent calls for getting back to the heart of organization theory when studying organizational change and turns attention to strategies, structures, and control mechanisms as distinctive but interrelated elements of organizational designs. We take a multi-level approach to explore how universities develop strategies in order to cope with changes in their institutional environment (macro level), how universities implement these strategies in their structures and processes (meso level), and how universities design mechanisms to control the behavior of their members (micro level). As universities are highly complex knowledge-based organizations, their modus operandi, i.e. governing strategies, structures, and controls, needs to be responsive to the multiplicity of demands coming from both inside and outside the organization.

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eBook 91,62 €
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32676-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multi-Level Governance in Universities
Book Subtitle
Strategy, Structure, Control
Editors
  • Jetta Frost
  • Fabian Hattke
  • Markus Reihlen
Series Title
Higher Education Dynamics
Series Volume
47
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32678-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32678-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32676-4
Series ISSN
1571-0378
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 256
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
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