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ERIC Number: EJ886330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0952-8733
Competition and Leadership as Drivers in German and Norwegian University Reforms
Bleiklie, Ivar; Lange, Stefan
Higher Education Policy, v23 n2 p173-193 Jun 2010
The article analyses how steering and organisation of German and Norwegian universities have developed after both countries with Humboldtian university traditions introduced New Public Management-inspired governance reforms during the first decade of the 21st century. The article outlines different organisation ideals and values involved in university governance. It suggests a perspective that focuses on the ambiguous and gradual nature of change in governance arrangements towards corporate enterprise ideals. It describes governance reform and changes in central government regulation, system characteristics, and organisation and governance of higher education institutions. Despite similar ideological, political and social pressures German universities resisted change for a longer period of time than Norwegian ones. As for all over change towards a corporate enterprise ideal Germany has moved towards hybrid arrangements, whereas Norway has experienced a reconfiguration of state steering. However, long-standing tradition rather than reform capacity seems to explain the differences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; Norway