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The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective
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Universities in the Knowledge Society

The Nexus of National Systems of Innovation and Higher Education

Editors: Aarrevaara, T., Finkelstein, M.J., Jones, G.A., Jung, J. (Eds.)

  • Guides comparative research on the academic profession and university reform in connection to the knowledge economy
  • Builds upon the largest international and comparative study of higher education ever undertaken
  • Provides a critical analysis of the ways in which selected national higher education systems are positioned within complex policy shifts
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This book explores the complex, multi-faceted relationships between national research and innovation systems and higher education. The transition towards knowledge societies/economies is repositioning the role of the university and transforming the academic profession. The volume provides a foundational introduction to the concepts of knowledge society and knowledge economy, and these concepts ground the detailed case studies of eighteen systems, located across five continents. Each case study was written by a leading expert in that jurisdiction, and provides a critical analysis of the research and development infrastructure, the role of universities, and the implications for the academic profession. The book describes how nations in various geographic regions and at various stages of economic maturity are restructuring their university systems to adapt to the new imperatives, and provides a cross-case analysis identifying common themes and distinctive features.

In telling the story of higher education’s on-going global metamorphosis, the contributing authors place current developments in the context of the university’s historic evolution, survey the changing metrics that national governments are adopting to measure university performance, and describe a new international project, the Academic Profession in the Knowledge-based Society [APiKS] that involved a common survey of academics in more than twenty countries to take the pulse of developments “on the ground” while documenting the challenges confronting knowledge workers in the new economy. 


About the authors

Timo Aarrevaara is a Professor of Public Management at the University of Lapland, and has professional experience in public administration as well as in research and teaching. Aarrevaara has strong international higher education research links, and is a co-editor of Springer’s The Changing Academy Series and author or co-author of several papers and book chapters.

Martin Finkelstein is Professor of Higher Education at Seton Hall University, USA and studies the academic profession in the U.S. and across the globe. He has served as a Visiting Scholar at Claremont University (USA),Hiroshima University (Japan), University of Hong Kong (China) and the Eurasian National University (Kazakhstan). His most recent books include The Faculty Factor (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016) and Professorial Pathways (The Johns Hopkins University Press, March 2019) with Glen Jones. He serves as co-editor of Springer’s Changing Academy Series.

Glen Jones is Professor of Higher Education and Dean, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. His research focuses on higher education governance, policy and academic work, and he has published more than 100 papers in the field of higher education.  His recent books include Governance of Higher Education: Global Perspectives, Theories and Practices (Routledge, 2016, with Ian Austin), Doctoral Education for the Knowledge Society (Springer, 2018, with J.C. Shin and Barbara Kehm), Professorial Pathways (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019, with Martin Finkelstein), and International Education as Public Policy in Canada (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020), with Merli Tamtik and Roopa Desai Trilokekar).

Jisun Jung is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong since 2015. Her current research focuses on academic profession, doctoral education in East Asia, and master’s education and employment. She is a co-editor of Higher Education Research & Development. Her recent books include Changing Academic Profession in Hong Kong (Springer, 2017, with Gerard Postiglione) and Researching Higher Education in Asia (Springer, 2018, with Hugo Horta and Akiyoshi Yonezawa). 

 

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eBook $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Universities in the Knowledge Society
Book Subtitle
The Nexus of National Systems of Innovation and Higher Education
Editors
  • Timo Aarrevaara
  • Martin J. Finkelstein
  • Glen A. Jones
  • Jisun Jung
Series Title
The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective
Series Volume
22
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-76579-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-76579-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-76578-1
Series ISSN
2214-5346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 488
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
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