, 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.


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© Springer 2005

Authors and Affiliations

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

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