Reference : Blurring the boundaries: University actorhood and institutional change in global high...
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Sociology & social sciences
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Education & instruction
Educational Sciences
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/47842
Blurring the boundaries: University actorhood and institutional change in global higher education
English
Zapp, Mike mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Social Sciences (DSOC) >]
Marques, Marcelo []
Powell, Justin J W mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Social Sciences (DSOC) >]
2021
Comparative Education
Carfax Publishing
57
Variety of Meanings and the Arrow of Time: Theoretical Challenges for Comparative Education Research
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
0305-0068
1360-0486
United Kingdom
[en] higher education ; university ; university actorhood ; change ; institution ; organization ; isomorphic change ; façade diversity ; neo-institutional theory ; new public management ; science ; strategic actor
[en] Higher education (HE) scholarship often focuses on the so-called ‘entrepreneurial’ university as a consequence of new public management reforms. Simultaneously the remarkable expansion of private HE is said to fragment specialize and diversify HE systems. Such diagnoses are misleading as they ignore wider environmental pressures and simultaneous changes in both public non-profit and for-profit HE. We argue that putative diversity in HE operates as a ceremonial façade behind which large-scale isomorphic change across national HE systems sectors and organizational forms occurs. Multiple causes trigger such change originating in the increasingly global HE environment including a burgeoning international HE regime accounting and accountability practices increased permeability of HE systems facilitated by open borders education markets and global science as well as (neo)liberal ideologies stressing human capital and human rights. As other organizations those in HE become subject to these pressures turning universities into more rationalized standardized and strategic actors.
Education, Culture, Cognition & Society (ECCS) > Institute of Education & Society (InES)
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/47842
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03050068.2021.1967591

File(s) associated to this reference

Fulltext file(s):

FileCommentaryVersionSizeAccess
Limited access
ZappMarquesPowell2021_BlurringTheBoundariesUniversityActorhoodInstitutionalChangeGlobalHigherEducation_CE.pdfPublisher postprint513.95 kBRequest a copy

Bookmark and Share SFX Query

All documents in ORBilu are protected by a user license.