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Leadership and Cooperation in Academia

Reflecting on the Roles and Responsibilities of University Faculty and Management Edited by Roger Sugden, University of British Columbia, Canada, Marcela Valania, formerly Stirling Management School, University of Stirling, UK and James R. Wilson, Orkestra – Basque Institute of Competitiveness, Spain and Deusto Business School, Spain
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.
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Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 1 78100 181 3
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Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978 1 78254 081 6
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  • Business and Management
  • Management and Universities
  • Education
  • Management and Universities
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Leadership
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.
Contributors: M.J. Aranguren, D. Bell, G. Biesta, D.G. Blanchflower, P. Cooke, T. Docherty, S. Fuller, H.C. Garmann Johnsen, G. Graham, S. Grönblom, E. Jones, J. Karlsen, F. Kitagawa, M. Larrea, R. Normann, J. Rogers, S. Sacchetti, E. Schofield, R. Sugden, K. Tribe, M. Valania, J. Willner, J.R. Wilson
Contents:

Introduction: Origins, Purpose and an 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 Organization of Modern 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 Privatization
Philip Cooke and Fumi Kitagawa

7. Marketization and Alienation in Academic Activity
Sonja Grönblom and Johan Willner

8. Motivational Resilience in the University System
Silvia Sacchetti

9. Peer Review: The Academic Guild’s Last Stand or Key to Knowledge as a Public Good?
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 Internationalization of Higher Education
Elspeth Jones

12. Funding Higher Education in the Great Recession: An International Perspective
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?
David G. Blanchflower

16. On Leadership
Thomas Docherty

Index