Inside The "knowledge Factory": Organizational Change in Business Schools in Germany, Sweden and the USA by Heinke RöbkenInside The "knowledge Factory": Organizational Change in Business Schools in Germany, Sweden and the USA by Heinke Röbken

Inside The "knowledge Factory": Organizational Change in Business Schools in Germany, Sweden and…

byHeinke Röbken

Paperback | December 10, 2004

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Higher education institutions have proven to be one of the most enduring organizations of the last centuries. In recent decades, however, significant changes in their institutional environment have forced universities to rethink their strategies. This is particularly true for management higher education institutions. How do universities, and specifically business schools, deal with these various expectations? Are there different organizational responses in the American, German, or Swedish higher education systems? These and other important questions of higher education management research are examined in this doctoral thesis. Taking neo-institutionalism theory as its basis, the thesis is convincing both conceptually as well as empirically through its multiple case study design. The insights gained are most interesting. They reveal how a form of "organizational schizophrenia" can help institutions comply with external demands without compromising the pursuit of academic reputation which is essential for the inner stability of higher education institutions and their continued existence. This book is relevant both for students and researchers in higher education management as well as management practitioners and administrators. I can say this with conviction as Heinke Robken's doctoral thesis was one of the last that I supervised as a teacher before changing to the president's office of the University of Oldenburg. As such, I read it both from a theoretical viewpoint as well as that of a practitioner.
Dr. Heinke Röbken promovierte bei Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind am Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre und Wirtschaftspädagogik der Universität Oldenburg. Nach ihrem Studium in Deutschland, den USA und Schweden war sie Gastforscherin an der University of Chicago und an der Cornell University. Heute arbeitet sie als Juniorprofessorin für...
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Title:Inside The "knowledge Factory": Organizational Change in Business Schools in Germany, Sweden and…Format:PaperbackDimensions:287 pagesPublished:December 10, 2004Publisher:Deutscher UniversitätsverlagLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3824408058

ISBN - 13:9783824408054

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Historical development of Business SchoolsBusiness Schools from a neo-institutional perspectiveChanges in the institutional environment of Business SchoolsReputation and the establishment of a status hierarchyImages of Business SchoolsStrategic options for Business SchoolsIsomorphism - The case of entrepreneurship-professorships Implications for the management of Business Schools