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This book discusses how modern universities increasingly use reputation management in relation to internal and external challenges. Universities are increasingly characterized by social embeddedness, relating to many external stakeholders and international markets of students, researchers and research projects. This implies global pressure to standardize, formalize and rationalize their internal organization. The book uses data from China, Norway and US to show how reputation symbols are used and balanced, based on their web pages. Further, it uses extensive data from US universities to show how their internal organization structure is developing over time, related to three types of units/positions - development, diversity and legal offices and roles.
Tom Christensen is Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Department of Political Science, University of Oslo.
Åse Gornitzka is Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Department of Political Science, University of Oslo.
Francisco O. Ramirez is Professor of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology, Stanford University.
universities formalization rationalization reputation management social embeddedness comparative analysis core symbols nordic universities reputation management academic league tables elite universities insitutional diversity organizational actor professionalization socially-embedded universities Chinese universities convergence divergence reputation management profiles cultural and symbolic explanations
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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92713-8
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
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- Print ISBN 978-3-319-92712-1
- Online ISBN 978-3-319-92713-8
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