Resilient Universities: Confronting Changes in a Challenging World by Jan Erik KarlsenResilient Universities: Confronting Changes in a Challenging World by Jan Erik Karlsen

Resilient Universities: Confronting Changes in a Challenging World

EditorJan Erik Karlsen, Rosalind Pritchard

Paperback | November 6, 2013

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Resilience is ostensibly acknowledged as a cross-disciplinary issue, yet resilience analysis has seldom been applied to the understanding of universities and the academic world. The contributions to this volume aim to fill this gap through the presentation of both theoretical and empirical studies.
The book’s title reflects the desire to extend the debate in new directions and to assemble a fresh set of models and tools for thinking about resilient universities. Bringing together a range of experts in the field, this collection marks a novel departure within the social sciences and is intended to act as a first step towards establishing a holistic approach to future university governance and adaptation.
Today’s European universities are confronted by profound changes. This book constitutes an accessibly written, polemical and bold exploration of how current crises facing higher education institutions could be more effectively addressed by institutional resilience and new forms of adaptive, future oriented governance.
Jan Erik Karlsen is Emeritus Professor of Change Management/Industrial Economics at the University of Stavanger. He has served as Director/Head of Research at the International Research Institute of Stavanger and Adjunct Professor at the Stavanger University Hospital. He has been Visiting Professor at the University of Madison (Wiscons...
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Title:Resilient Universities: Confronting Changes in a Challenging WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:November 6, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034317166

ISBN - 13:9783034317160

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Contents: Jan Erik Karlsen/Rosalind M. O. Pritchard: Resilience - The Ability to Adapt – Jan Erik Karlsen: Reframing University Adaptation – Ellen Hazelkorn: Higher Education’s Future: A New Global Order? – Jouni Kekäle: Megatrends Affecting Resilient Universities in Europe – Rosalind M. O. Pritchard: Higher Education in a Competitive World: The New British Regime – Stig A. Selmer-Anderssen – Robustness in Organized Anarchies: Efficient Composting in the Organizational Garbage Cans? – Lise Degn: Making Sense of Management: A Study of Department Heads’ Sensemaking Processes in a Changing Environment – Celia Whitchurch/George Gordon: Universities Responding to Change: Implications for Roles and Staffing Practices – Maria Hinfelaar/Michael O’Connell: Shall We Dance? Dynamic Collaborations, Alliances and Mergers in the Shifting Irish Higher Education Landscape – Pål Bakken/Ingrid Storm: Academic Drift and Diversity: Institutional Dynamics in Norwegian Higher Education – Matthias Klumpp: Higher Education Efficiency: Questions, Methods, Results and Implications – Carmen Pérez-Esparrells/Eva M. Torre: Fundraising in European Higher Education Institutions: A Strategy for University Enhancement – Jan Erik Karlsen: Backcasting European University Governance 2042+ – Gudmund Hernes: Super-Resilient Organizations.