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1 Organization and Governance of Universities
Ivar Bleiklie Department of Administration and Organization Theory WUN Ideas & Universities Virtual Seminar February 9, 2009

2 Organizational Ideals
Republic of Scholars Stakeholder Organization

3 International Trends Changing ideologies – Changing Practices?
A global process – Converging Systems?

4 Main Structural Changes
Stronger role for central authorities Creation of powerful managerial infrastructures Reduced internal co-determination Changing role of institutional leaders

5 Organizational Principles
Professional self-regulation Representative democracy Bureaucratic steering Corporate management

6 Nature & mechanisms of change
Radical change – Structural design Organic growth – Gradual adaptation

7 Grand narratives Decay of Humboldtian ideals
Mode 2 and Triple Helix accounts

8 Development of autonomy after 1980
A cross national comparison: UK – from high to low Sweden – from low to high Norway – gradual change and mixed outcomes

9 Government regulation
Direct regulation Collegial decision making Market competition Random inspection

10 Knowledge regimes Academic capitalist regimes
Public managerialist regimes

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