Research Area Governance and Organisation

Far-reaching transformation processes at the organizational and management level of higher education institutions - triggered by globalization, the growing impact of scientific knowledge on social structures and the increasingly knowledge-based economy and innovation development - lead many authors to the conclusion that universities are in many ways closer to corporate organizations, that they would therefore increasingly develop towards complete, managed or agent-like organizations. But what impact have increasingly competitive organizational structures in universities on self-control and selection within closely related professions and elites?

Against the background of this question the focus of research in the thematic area "Governance and Organization" is on the analysis of the genesis, diffusion effects and new forms of organization and management tools in the governance of universities. Special attention will be paid to working out the peculiarities of higher education organizations in comparison with other government-related or knowledge areas.


Research projects

Legitimacy of business consulting in different institutional contexts: a comparative study in business, administration and science
Legitimacy of business consulting in different institutional contexts: a comparative study in business, administration and science
Organization development through internationalization
The project "Organisationsentwicklung durch Internationalisierung" (Organization development through internationalization) examines measures taken by organisations to promote internationalisation from the perspective of organizational development. The research includes a continuous monitoring and evaluation of the DAAD program "Strategic partnerships and thematic networks". The study aims to determine how the concepts and ideas of the DAAD program are interpreted, translated and appropriated by the applicants takin ito account their own professional and organizational backgrounds.

To top