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Research Handbook on the Transformation of Higher Education

9781800378209 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Liudvika Leišytė, Professor of Higher Education, Center for Higher Education, Department of Business and Economics, Technical University Dortmund, Germany, Jay R. Dee, Department of Leadership in Education, University of Massachusetts Boston, US and Barend J.R. van der Meulen, Professor of Institutional Aspects of (Higher) Education, Center for Higher Education Policy Studies, Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences, University of Twente, the Netherlands
Publication Date: June 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80037 820 9 Extent: c 464 pp
The Research Handbook on the Transformation of Higher Education captures the complexities and paradoxes associated with higher education transformation. Drawing upon current empirical and theoretical scholarship, it identifies the drivers, actors, developments and outcomes of transformational processes within the field.

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The Research Handbook on the Transformation of Higher Education captures the complexities and paradoxes associated with higher education transformation. Drawing upon current empirical and theoretical scholarship, it identifies the drivers, actors, developments and outcomes of transformational processes within the field.

Providing a multi-level outlook on higher education transformation, this timely Handbook identifies key aspects and methods of transformational change that leaders can apply to their own institutions. Through detailed analysis of the technological, socio-political, and market forces that are currently transforming universities and colleges, chapters portray change within higher education as responsive to global academic challenges such as structural inequality, reductions in state funding and the pandemic-accelerated pace of digitalisation.

Illustrating the scope, process, and pace of higher education transformation, this comprehensive Handbook will be a valuable resource for academics and doctoral scholars studying educational policy, public administration and organization studies. Higher education administrators and those in leadership positions within colleges and universities will additionally find it to be an enlightening read.
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‘A state-of-the-art Handbook on a key institution of our societies. It is a must read for understanding the multiple dynamics of deep change in higher education systems and institutions. Conceptually and empirically rich, multiple perspectives from around the globe highlight the drivers, actors, processes, and effects of transformation in higher education.’
– Jürgen Enders, University of Bath, UK

‘This insightful Handbook critically addresses the promises and perils of the transformation of higher education. Grappling with the global, national and local continuities and entrenched interests reflected in higher education alongside the drivers of transformation, it discusses worldwide trends in the direction of privatization, the limits of diversity frames, the challenges of global templates, and growing inequalities within and between countries.’
– Francisco O. Ramirez, Stanford University, US

‘This inspirational book explores the local and global dynamics of university transformation which doesn’t only emerge from management initiatives but from grassroots staff engagement and outside companies too. The richness and scope of the book is such that academics, students, manager-academics and policy-makers will all find great ideas that support exciting, democratic, student-focused and inclusive transformations.’
– Rosemary Deem, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

‘An essential book to update one's knowledge and analytical understanding of the worldwide most recent higher education transformations. From digitalization to new forms of institutional governance, the authors explore the concrete effects of change at individual, institutional and systemic levels, as well as the resistances counterbalancing them.’
– Christine Musselin, SciencesPo and CNRS, France

‘Change and transformation are often taken for granted and few scholars take up the challenge to unpack these concepts. This eclectic collection with thoughtful analyses and clear delineation of key actors involved will change our understanding of transformation in higher education.’
– Jeroen Huisman, Ghent University, Belgium
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Contributors include: Michael Oduro Asante, Jamie Beaton, Gerardo L. Blanco, Timothy Reese Cain, Robin Jung-Cheng Chen, Hamish Coates, Avery M. D. Davis, Harry de Boer, Jay R. Dee, Stefan de Jong, Alicia C. Dowd, Henry Etzkowitz, Xi Gao, Lars Geschwind, Regina H. Gong, Leslie D. Gonzales, Clémentine Gozlan, Sophia Shi-Huei Ho, Janja Komljenovic, Ebru Korbek-Erdogmus, Vito Laterza,  Liudvika Leišytė, Miguel Antonio Lim, Stefan Lundborg, Stephanie Marshall, Mónica Marquina, Sanfeng Miao, Christopher C. Morphew, Hidehiro Nakajima, Anatoly V. Oleksiyenko, Rómulo Pinheiro, Sharon Rider, Andreas Kjær Stage, Katrin Stolz, Kristen Surla, Pedro Nuno Teixeira, Cathrine Edelhard Tømte,  Barend J.R. van der Meulen,  Aleš Vlk, Ali Watts, Uwe Wilkesmann, Ben Williamson, Chunyan Zhou
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