Inside the “Knowledge Factory”

Organizational Change in Business Schools in Germany, Sweden and the USA

  • Authors
  • Heinke Röbken

Part of the Wirtschaftswissenschaft book series (WiWiss)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction

    1. Heinke Röbken
      Pages 1-8
  3. Researching Organizational Change in Business Schools

  4. The Empirical Study

    1. Heinke Röbken
      Pages 141-152
    2. Heinke Röbken
      Pages 219-229
  5. Conclusion

    1. Heinke Röbken
      Pages 231-233
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 235-271

About this book


For the last centuries higher education institutions have been very enduring organizations. Nevertheless, they are now forced to rethink their strategies because of changes in their institutional environment.

Heinke Röbken analyses how American, German and Swedish universities - and particularly business schools - deal with the various expectations they are confronted with. She shows, how higher management education institutions change and how they translate demands from their institutional environment (e.g. from business recruiters, academia or government) into their internal organizational structures. On the basis of neo-institutional theory the author argues that a form of "institutional schizophrenia" can help institutions to comply with external demands without compromising the pursuit of academic reputation which is essential for their inner stability.


Business Schools Hochschulforschung, internationale Hochschulmanagement Neo-Institutionalismus Organisationstheorie Professor Wissenschaft und Praxis organization

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Deutscher Universitäts-Verlag/GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2004
  • Publisher Name Deutscher Universitätsverlag, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8244-0805-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-322-81180-6
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Finance, Business & Banking
Consumer Packaged Goods