Universities in Change

Managing Higher Education Institutions in the Age of Globalization

  • Andreas Altmann
  • Bernd Ebersberger

Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Andreas Altmann, Bernd Ebersberger
    Pages 1-6
  3. The Entrepreneurial University

  4. Embedding in the Economic and Social System

  5. Strategic and Operative Issues

  6. Contributing to Economic and Social Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Bernd Ebersberger, Sverre J. Herstad, Andreas Altmann
      Pages 311-321
    3. Bernd Ebersberger, Andreas Altmann, Sverre J. Herstad
      Pages 323-337
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 361-369

About this book


Universities find themselves in dynamic change. They are confronted with growing expectations from their stakeholders, increasing international competition, and new technological challenges.  Featuring insights and in-depth case studies from leading researchers and university decision makers from around the world, this book argues that institutions of higher education, in order to be successful, have to actively reflect on circumstances, visions, and strategies to master the future.   

Drawing from their experiences across a diverse array of institutions in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, the authors explore the pressures on today’s universities and the opportunities for excelling in the contest for resources.  They discuss operational issues, such as strategic management, IT governance, leadership development, and entrepreneurial culture, and broader concerns, such as the roles and responsibilities of universities in promoting technology transfer and economic and social development.  The result is a resource that not only reveals and analyzes universities from an organizational perspective, but presents best practice models and concrete inspiration for management and policymaking.


Academic firm Accrediations Business school Entrepreneurial University Higher Education Management education

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Altmann
    • 1
  • Bernd Ebersberger
    • 1
  1. 1.MCI Management Center Innsbruck—The Entrepreneurial SchoolInnsbruckAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4589-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4590-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-5698
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-5701
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