The University as a Business?

  • Editors
  • Paolo Rondo-Brovetto
  • Iris Saliterer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-7
  2. H. Ian Macdonald
    Pages 9-20
  3. Dietmar Bräunig
    Pages 21-31
  4. Peter Eichhorn
    Pages 33-38
  5. Thomas H. Beechy
    Pages 53-63
  6. Paul Kellermann
    Pages 109-118
  7. D. Mpabanga, L. Lekorwe
    Pages 119-131
  8. Tom Wesson, David Barrows, Arthur Barrows, Alan Middleton
    Pages 133-141
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 143-143

About this book


Worldwide, universities have recently been the object of large reform processes, facing strong pressure not only from their institutional environment to offer new programs and to adopt new governance and management systems to keep up with the growing competition in the higher education sector but also because of calls for an increase in the efficiency and effectiveness of academic institutions. The authors discuss the introduction of managerial approaches of university governance and the effects on the challenges and threats to treat universities like private for-profit businesses.

The book is valuable reading for researchers and managers in the field of university governance.


Administrative Reform Education Management Political Science Public Management

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2011
  • Publisher Name VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-531-18045-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-531-93195-1
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