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Benavides, Martin; Arellano, Adriana; Zárate Vásquez, Julio Sebastián – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
National higher education systems have undergone a series of transformations in recent decades. Since the 1980s, regulatory systems governing higher education have witnessed a number of changes. In particular, there has been a shift away from a model of state control, to one of state oversight, in which the state designs a framework of rules and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change, Governance
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Lažetic, Predrag – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
The research within this paper compares the positioning of students and corporate branding features on higher education institution websites within the higher education systems of Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, Spain and Poland. The selection of countries reflects among other things different governance regimes. The paper first outlines the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Universities, College Students
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Kleimann, Bernd – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
The paper claims that the organizational character of the (German) university can be comprehended best with the aid of the concept "multiple hybrid organization." To corroborate this claim, I reconstruct two lines of argument that have dominated the discourse on the organizational nature of the German university so far. This discourse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Administrative Organization, Governance
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Szadkowski, Krystian – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
This article provides a map of the three-element conceptual set of the common (the common good, the commons, and the common) in reference to higher education. It does so using a method of political ontology. It discusses the three concepts in reference to the six dimensions of higher education reality (ontology, politics, ownership, governance,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Role of Education, Altruism, Educational Benefits
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Donina, Davide; Paleari, Stefano – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
Higher education (HE) reforms are usually inspired by New Public Management (NPM) global reform scripts. This article focuses on a pivotal object of NPM-driven reforms--central university governance structures. On the one hand, we present the founding ideas of NPM and sketch how they translate for these structures; on the other hand, two further…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Governance, Case Studies
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Abugre, James B. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
This article examines the developments and challenges of higher education in developing countries. Using a thorough qualitative interview of deans, directors and heads of Department of the University of Ghana, this paper draws on their analysis to discover unexplored issues that affect the universities in developing countries. The study identifies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Research Universities, Qualitative Research
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Ekman, Marianne; Lindgren, Monica; Packendorff, Johann – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
In this article, we discuss how "managerialist" and "leaderist" discourses (O'Reilly and Reed "Public Administration" 88:960-978, 2010; "Organization Studies" 32:1079-1101, 2011) are drawn upon in the context of the deregulation of Swedish higher education. As of 2011, there has been new legislation that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, College Administration, Governance
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Floyd, Alan; Preston, Diane – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
This paper reports on findings from a Leadership Foundation for Higher Education funded project exploring the role of associate deans in UK universities. While the number of associate deans leading cross-curricular and inter-disciplinary initiatives appears to be on the increase, there has been very little research focusing on the exact nature of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deans, Power Structure, Participative Decision Making
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Bradford, Henry; Guzmán, Alexander; Restrepo, José Manuel; Trujillo, María-Andrea – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
How should the governance system in a non-membership non-profit organization be designed? This organizational form has no shareholders; instead, donors provide funds. Thus, at the organizational level, the board of directors could have all the power. Under this legal form, who controls the board? If too powerful, boards could misuse resources or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Colleges, Governance, Power Structure
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Hong, Min – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
There are several common trends and challenges in the higher education (HE) system around the world, like expansion and diversification of HE, fiscal pressure and orientation to markets, demand for greater accountability and great quality and efficiency (e.g. The financing and management of higher education: a status report on worldwide reforms,…
Descriptors: State Universities, Governance, Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Education
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Bruckmann, Sofia; Carvalho, Teresa – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
During the past three decades, higher education institutions have been changing, moving away from the traditional bureaucratic archetype towards a more managerialist one. Empirical research already demonstrated that organisations tend to be in a hybrid area of archetypal change. Considering the specific case of a government-imposed reform in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Public Colleges, Organizational Change
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Zheng, Gaoming; Shen, Wenqin; Cai, Yuzhuo – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
As Chinese doctoral education has grown dramatically in the past four decades and developed into one of the largest doctoral education systems in the world, it has become one significant and integral part of the global doctoral education landscape. However, in the literature, there is a lack of both a comprehensive understanding of the Chinese…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, International Cooperation, Comparative Education, Values
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Capano, Giliberto – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Governments continuously design and redesign higher education policies, and governmental capacities are the pillars for undertaking these tasks during the formulation stage. This paper considers the assumption that different governmental political and technical capacities shape different spaces for action and thus different types of policy design.…
Descriptors: Governance, Comparative Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy
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Gryaznova, Anna – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Improving the governance is one of the priorities of the reforms in the area of higher education in Russia. Radical reforms and massive democratisation of the sector in the last 25 years resulted in accumulation of many development issues: the quality of public services, the efficiency of public spending and the modes of interaction between state,…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Social Control, Foreign Countries, Efficiency
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Kouba, Karel – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Student participation in higher education governance is low in most countries. This is puzzling especially in countries like Czechia that have established radically democratic academic structures open to student involvement. This article therefore seeks to explain the determinants of student turnout (an important form of student participation) in…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Governance, Higher Education, Elections
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