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New Forms of Governance in Research OrganizationsOn the Way towards New Public Management? The Governance of University Systems in England, the Netherlands, Austria, and Germany

New Forms of Governance in Research Organizations: On the Way towards New Public Management? The... Governance in Connected Arenas 135 Section B I. On the Way towards New Public Management? The Governance of University Systems in England, the Netherlands, Austria, and Germany .................................................................................................137 1. The governance equalizer.............................................................................137 2. Governance changes in the four countries....................................................140 2.1 England ..................................................................................................141 2.2 The Netherlands .....................................................................................142 2.3 Austria....................................................................................................144 2.4 Germany ................................................................................................146 3. Comparative conclusions .............................................................................148 References ........................................................................................................151 I. On the Way Towards New Public Management? 137 I. On the Way towards New Public Management? The Governance of University Systems in England, the Netherlands, Austria, and Germany Harry de Boer, Jürgen Enders, Uwe Schimank Since the 1980s the mode of governance has changed considerably in the public sector of many countries. “New public management” (NPM) has been he keyword, and the higher education and research sector – we will speak about the university system in the remainder of this article – has been subjected to it, just as the health care system or public transport. “Less state” and “more market”: these are the superficial neo-liberal slogans often associated with NPM. In this article, we will take a more differentiated and analytical view on NPM in the university systems of four European countries. We will compare changes in university governance in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

New Forms of Governance in Research OrganizationsOn the Way towards New Public Management? The Governance of University Systems in England, the Netherlands, Austria, and Germany

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
© Springer 2007
ISBN
978-1-4020-5830-1
Pages
137 –152
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5831-8_5
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Abstract

Governance in Connected Arenas 135 Section B I. On the Way towards New Public Management? The Governance of University Systems in England, the Netherlands, Austria, and Germany .................................................................................................137 1. The governance equalizer.............................................................................137 2. Governance changes in the four countries....................................................140 2.1 England ..................................................................................................141 2.2 The Netherlands .....................................................................................142 2.3 Austria....................................................................................................144 2.4 Germany ................................................................................................146 3. Comparative conclusions .............................................................................148 References ........................................................................................................151 I. On the Way Towards New Public Management? 137 I. On the Way towards New Public Management? The Governance of University Systems in England, the Netherlands, Austria, and Germany Harry de Boer, Jürgen Enders, Uwe Schimank Since the 1980s the mode of governance has changed considerably in the public sector of many countries. “New public management” (NPM) has been he keyword, and the higher education and research sector – we will speak about the university system in the remainder of this article – has been subjected to it, just as the health care system or public transport. “Less state” and “more market”: these are the superficial neo-liberal slogans often associated with NPM. In this article, we will take a more differentiated and analytical view on NPM in the university systems of four European countries. We will compare changes in university governance in

Published: Jan 1, 2007

Keywords: Public Management; High Education Policy; Research Assessment Exercise; Governance Dimension; Governance Perspective

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