, Volume 43, Issue 4, pp 361–376 | Cite as

‘New Public Management’ and the Academic Profession: Reflections on the German Situation



This essay considers recent implications of ‘new public management’ (NPM) strategies for the universities of Germany. It argues that NPM poses a threat to the traditional values of the academic profession, and asks what the universities should do to restore public trust in their methods and management.


Public Management Public Trust Academic Profession German Situation 
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© Springer 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fachbereich Kultur-und SozialwissenschaftenFern-Universität in HagenHagenGermany

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