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Universities in the neoliberal era, ideologies, discourses and management practices, edited by Mats Benner and Mikael Holmqvist

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Universities in the neoliberal era, ideologies, discourses and management practices, edited by Mats Benner and Mikael Holmqvist
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Universities in the neoliberal era
Nature of contents
bibliographydictionaries
Responsibility statement
edited by Mats Benner and Mikael Holmqvist
Series statement
Routledge Advances in Management Learning and Education
Sub title
ideologies, discourses and management practices
Summary
"The Covid-19 pandemic, the surge of populism, the climate crisis, and many other destabilizing factors in our time, all point at the expectation of trustworthy knowledge and reliable organization devoted to knowledge production and dissemination. However, universities remain enmeshed in economic liberalization and ensuing cultural struggles where their funding, governance and practices reflect market imprints - even academic ideals such as originality, or social ideals such as relevance have been transformed into measurable units and thereby risk losing their historical sway. This predicament is the focus of this book. The book explores the rise of neo-liberalization in academic system in a highly unlikely place: Sweden, a country with a strong social democratic tradition and a long history of state regulation of higher education. As an advanced welfare state with a powerful labour movement and a large public sector, market ideals and practices have been carefully curtailed historically. This notwithstanding, a neoliberal university model has evolved there, reshaping notions of academic identities, institutional directions and notions of quality. This edited collection will be of value to researchers, academics, and students with an interest in in organizational studies, governance, management, higher education, sociology, and politics"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Intro -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Figures -- Tables -- 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2: Beyond Neoliberalized Research: From Auditing to Reflexive Governance -- Chapter 3: Publication Strategy as Ideology at Swedish Universities -- Chapter 4: Corporations' Invisible Hand in Higher Education: Teaching at Business Schools and the Making of Employable Students -- Chapter 5: Social Media and Higher Education: On the Influx of Facebook in Swedish Academia -- Chapter 6: The Market Liberal University and Its Effects on Academic Researchers - Survey Evidence from Sweden -- Chapter 7: Making Ends Meet: Limiting Factors for Managerial Bureaucratization at the University of Helsinki and Stockholm School of Economics in the 2010s -- 2. Beyond Neoliberalized Research: From Auditing to Reflexive Governance -- The Background - From Endless Frontier and Social Equity to Innovation and Human Capital -- The Historical Evolution of University Governance in Sweden -- The Current State of Affairs -- Conclusion: Research Quality Is Transition? -- Note -- References -- 3. Publication Strategy as Ideology at Swedish Universities -- Introduction -- The Publication as a Commodity: Use Value and Market Value -- Turning Text into "Swedish Kronor -- Sources for Investigating Publication Policy -- Why Should We Publish? What Should We Publish? -- The Market Idiom -- Open Access -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Sources -- Literature -- 4. Corporations' Invisible Hand in Higher Education: Teaching at Business Schools and the Making of Employable Students -- The Making of Employable Students at the SSE -- Conclusions -- Notes -- References -- 5. Social Media and Higher Education: On the Influx of Facebook in Swedish Academia -- On the Presence of Facebook in Swedish Universities and Student CultureBeyond Egalitarian Ideals of Both the Internet and Academia -- Digital Generational Gaps -- The University as "Bildung Bastion -- The Presence of Facebook in Contemporary Swedish Academia -- a Conclusive University Platform, a Bildung Refuge or Simply a Means of Back-Door Marketization? -- Facebook as a Conclusive University Platform -- Facebook as a Bildung Refuge for Students -- Facebook as Back-Door Marketization -- Implications for Higher Education -- Social and Cultural "Lock-In Effects -- Towards a Critical Stance and the Rise of Digital Scholars -- References -- 6. The Neoliberal University and Its Effects on Academic Researchers - Survey Evidence from Sweden -- Introduction -- Literature Review -- Neoliberalism and Market-Based Controls -- Effects of Market-Based Controls in Academia -- Research Method -- Empirical Findings -- Discussion of Results -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- 7. Making Ends Meet: Limiting Factors for Managerial Bureaucratization at the University of Helsinki and Stockholm School of Economics in the 2010s -- Critical Theories on Bureaucracy -- Administration in Higher Education -- Administration at Finnish and Swedish Universities -- Administrative Growth at Stockholm School of Economics -- Conclusions -- Notes -- References -- Index
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