Managing Reform in Universities

The Dynamics of Culture, Identity and Organizational Change

  • Bjørn Stensaker
  • Jussi Välimaa
  • Cláudia S. Sarrico

Part of the Issues in Higher Education book series (IHIGHER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: How Is Change in Higher Education Managed?

    1. Bjørn Stensaker, Mary Henkel, Jussi Välimaa, Cláudia S. Sarrico
      Pages 1-16
  3. How to Make Sense of Change

  4. The Dynamics Between Reform and Culture

  5. Maintaining Identity Through Organizational Change

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 246-248

About this book


This collection, now in paperback, explores how universities are coping with the range of reforms and changes taking place across higher education today. Analyzing areas such as leadership, quality management, strategic thinking, collegiality and academic work, and from the perspective of different agents within higher education including students, academics and management, this book examines the various differences between reform attempts and the actual changes happening in universities.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bjørn Stensaker
    • 1
  • Jussi Välimaa
    • 2
  • Cláudia S. Sarrico
    • 3
  1. 1.University of OsloNorway
  2. 2.University of JyväskyläFinland
  3. 3.ISEG – School of Economics and Management, Technical University of LisbonPortugal

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