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Special Issue on ‘ University Governance and Creativity’ edited by Georg Krücken, Lars Engwall and Eric de Corte (European Review 2018). Open access is provided to all contributions including the introduction to the Special Issue by the editors.

The special issue „University Governance: Impeding or Facilitating Creativity“ of European Review is based on papers presented at a conference which was initiated by the HERCulES group within Academia Europaea and realized in collaboration with the INCHER-Kassel and the German Volkswagen Foundation (VolkswagenStiftung). The conference dealt with the question if more governance does necessarily mean less creativity and vice versa or if rules and regulations can be formulated in order to facilitate and not impede creativity. It took place on 29 and 30 September 2016 in Hannover.

The special isssue edited by Georg Krücken, Lars Engwall and Eric de Corte includes the views of a broad variety of academic researchers dealing with issues of governance and creativity in universities as well as practitioners representing the field of higher education leadership

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Introduction to the Special Issue on ‘University Governance and Creativity’
Georg Krücken, Lars Engwall, Erik De Corte

Welcome Remarks at the Conference on ‘University Governance: Impeding or Facilitating Creativity?’: Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany. 29–30 September 2016
Wilhelm Krull

Changing Notions of the Governance–Creativity Nexus
Ivar Bleiklie

Creativity, Risk and the Research Impact Agenda in the United Kingdom
Michael Power

Compliance and Creativity: Dilemmas for University Governance
Peter Scott

Excellence of Universities versus Autonomy, Funding and Accountability
Francisco Michavila, Jorge M. Martinez

Higher Education Institutions as Strategic Actors
Jean-Claude Thoenig, Catherine Paradeise

Governing Collective Action – The Impetus for University Commons
Jetta Frost, Fabian Hattke

Governing for Creativity
Gerhard Casper

Promoting Creativity at Work – Implications for Scientific Creativity
Sandra Ohly

Creativity and the Governance of Universities: Encounters of the Third Kind
Gili S. Drori

On the ‘Innovative University’. A few Challenging Reflections
Jan De Groof

Universities: From Local Institutions to Global Systems? Implications for Students, Staff and Institutions
Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen