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

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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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Correspondence to Uwe Schimank.

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Schimank, U. ‘New Public Management’ and the Academic Profession: Reflections on the German Situation. Minerva 43, 361–376 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11024-005-2472-9

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  • Public Management
  • Public Trust
  • Academic Profession
  • German Situation