The University under Pressure Vol: 46

Michael Lounsbury
University of Alberta, Canada

Elizabeth Popp Berman
University at Albany, SUNY, USA

Catherine Paradeise
Université Paris-Est-Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Sciences Innovations Sociétés, France

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26 Feb 2016
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
528 pages - 152 x 229 x 32mm
Research in the Sociology of Organizations
Universities are under pressure. All over the world, their resource environment is evolving, demands for accountability have increased, and competition has become more intense. At the same time, emerging countries have become more important in the global system, demographic shifts are changing educational needs, and new technologies threaten, or promise, to disrupt higher education. This volume includes cutting-edge research on the causes and consequences of such pressures on universities as organizations, particularly in the U.S. and Europe. It provides an empirical overview of pressures on universities in the Western world, and insight into what globalization means for universities and also looks at specific changes in the university environment and how organizations have responded. The volume examines changes internal to the university that have followed these pressures, from the evolving role of unions to new pathways followed by students and finally, asks about the future of the university as a public good in light of a transformation of student roles and university identities.
Introduction: The University under Pressure - Elizabeth Popp Berman and Catherine Paradeise PART I: THE UNIVERSITY UNDER PRESSURE AN OVERVIEW The Changing Ecology of U.S. Higher Education: An Organization Field Perspective - W. Richard Scott and Manuelito Biag Nested Organizational Fields: Isomorphism and Differentiation among European Universities - Otto Huther and Georg Krucken PART II: PRESSURES AT THE FIELD LEVEL The Emergent Action Field of Metrics: From Rankings to Altmetrics - Catherine Paradeise and Ghislaine Filliatreau Student Loans as a Pressure on U.S. Higher Education - Elizabeth Popp Berman and Abby Stivers Mapping the Network of North American Colleges and Universities: A New Approach to Empirically Derived Classifications - Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur Codes of Commerce and Codes of Citizenship: A Historical Look at Students as Consumers within US Higher Education - Daniel Lee Kleinman and Robert Osley-Thomas PART III: IMPACTS ON THE ORGANIZATION The Changing Finances of Public Higher Education Organizations: Diversity, Change, and Discontinuity - Sondra N. Barringer Reconciling the Small Effect of Rankings on University Performance with the Transformational Cost of Conformity - Craig Tutterow and James A. Evans Universities, Academic Careers, and the Valorization of ‘Shiny Things’ - Joseph C. Hermanowicz Going Interdisciplinary in French and US Universities: Organizational Change and University Policies - Severine Louvel Draw Me a University: Organizational Design Processes in University Mergers - Julien Barrier and Christine Musselin Selling Students: The Rise of Corporate Partnership Programs in University Career Centers - Daniel Davis and Amy Binder PART IV: WHAT FUTURE FOR THE UNIVERSITY? UC Berkeley’s Adaptations to the Crisis of Public Higher Education in the U.S.: Privatization? Commercialization? or Hybridization? - George W. Breslauer This Time It Really May Be Different - Irwin Feller Two Continents Divided by the Same Trends? Reflections about Marketization, Competition, and Inequality in European Higher Education - Pedro Teixeira About the Authors. Copyright page. Editorial Advisory Board. The University Under Pressure. List of Contributors. Research in the sociology of organizations. The University Under Pressure.
Edited by Elizabeth Popp Berman, University at Albany, SUNY, USA Catherine Paradeise, Universite Paris-Est-Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Sciences Innovations Societes, France

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