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The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective

RE-BECOMING UNIVERSITIES?

Higher Education Institutions in Networked Knowledge Societies

Editors: Hoffman, David M., Välimaa, Jussi (Eds.)

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  • Provides a novel and comprehensive analysis of how higher education institutions are networked within distinct knowledge societies
  • Offers innovative methodological approaches and theoretical discussion on modern knowledge-based economies and societies   ​
  • Provides an overview of the major findings of the comparative research project, Changes in Networks, Higher Education and Knowledge Society (CINHEKS)
  • Winner of the 2016 ASHE Council for International Higher Education (CIHE) Research Award
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This book provides an overview of the major findings of the comparative research project, Changes in Networks, Higher Education and Knowledge Society (CINHEKS). The main aim of this international comparative research project is the analysis of how Higher education institutions are networked within distinct knowledge societies in two key regions of the world: Europe and the United States of America. This research project was carried out in four European countries (Finland, Germany, Portugal and the United Kingdom) and in two different states in the United States of America. In addition, during the course of the research, a team from the Russian Federation joined the CINHEKS study. The analysis is contextually grounded in a comparative policy analysis focused on the main developments and understandings of the ideas surrounding the term knowledge society, in all countries concerned. Empirical elaboration is established via a series of sequential studies, each building, incrementally, on the previous study. These studies include institutional profiles of higher education institutions, institutional case studies, and an international comparative survey that illuminates academics’ social networks. The research findings broaden our understanding of the differences and similarities in how higher education institutions and individual academics are networked within and between societies that understand themselves as knowledge societies. The book introduces a novel analytical synthesis, which asserts contemporary societies have evolved into Networked Knowledge Societies. Methodologically, the book both challenges and raises the bar for previous approaches in comparative higher education, in terms of research design, execution and lays the groundwork for a new generation of international comparative higher education research.  ​



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Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction to the Book and the Comparative Study

    Pages 3-11

    Välimaa, Jussi (et al.)

  • Higher Education in Networked Knowledge Societies

    Pages 13-39

    Välimaa, Jussi (et al.)

  • The CINHEKS Research Design: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

    Pages 41-74

    Hoffman, David M. (et al.)

  • National Stories, Convergent Trends and Divergent Paths: Discursive Construction of the Higher Education and Knowledge Society – Nexus in Higher Education Policy Texts of Five Knowledge Societies

    Pages 75-112

    Nokkala, Terhi

  • Diversity of Higher Education Institutions in Networked Knowledge Societies: A Comparative Examination

    Pages 115-139

    Brennan, John (et al.)

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eBook 107,09 €
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-7368-3
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Softcover 135,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
RE-BECOMING UNIVERSITIES?
Book Subtitle
Higher Education Institutions in Networked Knowledge Societies
Editors
  • David M. Hoffman
  • Jussi Välimaa
Series Title
The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-7369-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-7369-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-7368-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-1337-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 490
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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