Leadership and Cooperation in Academia focuses on the place and the role of universities in different societies, including their influence on the socio-economic development of those societies. Across the world academic institutions are being questioned by their stakeholders and pressured to change. Answering these questions requires that academics and professional managers in universities think about their work, its value and organisation. The book highlights the need for space and stimulus to reflect on the responsibilities, roles and expectations that they identify for themselves, and that others place upon them - then, they might be better able to understand and to act. Similarly, policymakers and higher education commentators need the space and stimulus to reflect on the role of universities. This book will provide this space and an invaluable contribution to the stimulus. This innovative volume will be enriching to academics and professional managers who are interested in leading, managing and contributing in an academic environment.
Policymakers and higher education commentators concerned with the development and impacts of universities will also find plenty of insightful information in this timely study.
Contents: Introduction: Origins, Purpose and Overview Roger Sugden, Marcela Valania and James R. Wilson 1. The University: A Critical Comparison of Three Ideal Types Gordon Graham 2. The 'Form' of 'Reform'. The Postwar University in Britain, 1945 - 1992 Keith Tribe 3. Balancing the Core Activities of Universities: For a University that Teaches Gert Biesta 4. Space in an Inferno? The Organisation of Universities and the Role of Academics Roger Sugden 5. Sense and Sensibility in Academia Thomas Docherty 6. From State to Market via Corruption: Universities in an Era of Privatisation Philip Cooke and Fumi Kitagawa 7. Marketisation and Alienation in Academic Activity Sonja Gronblom and Johan Willner 8. Motivational Resilience in the University Systema Creative Space Silvia Sacchetti 9. Peer Review: The Academic Guild's Last Stand or Key to Knowledge as a Public Good? A Theory in Search of Best Practice Steve Fuller 10. Cooperation and Leadership in Academia: The Roles of Non-academics John Rogers and Eileen Schofield 11. The Global Reach of Universities: Leading and Engaging Academic and Support Staff in the Internationalisation of Higher Education Elspeth Jones 12. Funding Higher Education in the Great Recession: An International Perspective Changing Demand and the Fiscal Pressure on Universities David Bell 13. Developing the 'Third Place' - the Collaborative Roles of Universities in Territorial Knowledge Creation Roger Normann and Hans Chr Garmann Johnsen 14. The Development of Action Research Processes and their Impacts on Socio-economic Development in the Basque Country Mari Jose Aranguren, James Karlsen, Miren Larrea and James R. Wilson 15. Where Were You? The Impact of Academic Economics and Economists David G. Blanchflower 16. On Leadership Thomas Docherty Index
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