Advanced

Higher Education Commons : a framework for comparison of midlevel units in higher education organisations

Roxå, Torgny LU and Mårtensson, Katarina LU (2014) In European Journal of Higher Education 4(4). p.303-316
Abstract
Socio-culturally formed collegial contexts in the midlevel of higher education organizations have attracted increased attention from higher education researchers. It is assumed that development, change and stability are dependent on norms, habits and traditions in these contexts. This text introduces a framework useful for identifying and investigating these collegial contexts. The framework is applied on a material describing five academically strong microcultures. The result is promising as the framework illuminates critical features of these microcultures without depriving them of originality and uniqueness. The article concludes that the framework presents a promising alternative to state-driven and bureaucratic perspectives as well as... (More)
Socio-culturally formed collegial contexts in the midlevel of higher education organizations have attracted increased attention from higher education researchers. It is assumed that development, change and stability are dependent on norms, habits and traditions in these contexts. This text introduces a framework useful for identifying and investigating these collegial contexts. The framework is applied on a material describing five academically strong microcultures. The result is promising as the framework illuminates critical features of these microcultures without depriving them of originality and uniqueness. The article concludes that the framework presents a promising alternative to state-driven and bureaucratic perspectives as well as to market-inspired perspectives. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
keywords
higher education, organization, microculture, governance
categories
Higher Education
in
European Journal of Higher Education
volume
4
issue
4
pages
303 - 316
publisher
Taylor & Francis
ISSN
2156-8235
DOI
10.1080/21568235.2014.924861
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
25c6ec27-e2e6-4e19-8141-1094c12b5faa (old id 8864996)
alternative location
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21568235.2014.924861#abstract
date added to LUP
2016-03-22 08:09:02
date last changed
2016-12-09 14:20:33
@article{25c6ec27-e2e6-4e19-8141-1094c12b5faa,
  abstract     = {Socio-culturally formed collegial contexts in the midlevel of higher education organizations have attracted increased attention from higher education researchers. It is assumed that development, change and stability are dependent on norms, habits and traditions in these contexts. This text introduces a framework useful for identifying and investigating these collegial contexts. The framework is applied on a material describing five academically strong microcultures. The result is promising as the framework illuminates critical features of these microcultures without depriving them of originality and uniqueness. The article concludes that the framework presents a promising alternative to state-driven and bureaucratic perspectives as well as to market-inspired perspectives.},
  author       = {Roxå, Torgny and Mårtensson, Katarina},
  issn         = {2156-8235},
  keyword      = {higher education,organization,microculture,governance},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {303--316},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {European Journal of Higher Education},
  title        = {Higher Education Commons : a framework for comparison of midlevel units in higher education organisations},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21568235.2014.924861},
  volume       = {4},
  year         = {2014},
}