Sub-theme 40: Universities in Unsettled Times: Effects of Evaluations, Accreditations and Rankings

Lars Engwall, Uppsala University, Sweden
Alfred Kieser, Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Richard Whitley, Manchester Business School, UK
Session I: Thursday, July 03, 11:00 to 12:30, CB-4
Organizational Responses
Chair: Lars Engwall
Richard Whitley
The varied effects of institutional changes on universities as organisations
Anne Rivière, Marie Boitier, Fabian W. Hattke, Markus Reihlen and Ferdinand Wenzlaff
Organizational responses to institutional complexity: Evidence from French and German universities
Dan Kärreman and Mats Alvesson
Uncreative destruction. Competition and positional games in higher education
Session II: Thursday, July 03, 14:00 to 15:30, CB-4
Chair: Richard Whitley
Alfred Kieser and Rick Vogel
What makes journals highly ranked? A bibliometric analysis of management and organization studies
Chris Moos
The differential impact of rankings on higher education institutions
Margit Osterloh and Bruno S. Frey
Accountability by numbers in research?
Session III: Thursday, July 03, 16:00 to 17:30, CB-4
Quality Assessments
Chair: Alfred Kieser
Oliver Vettori
The "Tower of Babel" in reverse? Competing meaning structures on quality assurance in Austrian higher education
Linda Wedlin and Tina Hedmo
Evaluation moving out: The influence of legitimating agencies defining quality and excellence in higher education and research
Session IV: Friday, July 04, 09:00 to 10:30, CB-4
Research Performance
Chair: Lars Engwall
Uwe Wilkesmann and Sabine Lauer
Factors that influence research performance and web presence of German universities (Webometrics ranking) – Evidence from a national wide survey from 2011
Julien Barrier and Dima Younes
Engineering research agendas: Epistemic tensions, opportunity structures, and alignment in university-industry relationships
Alex Rushforth and Sarah de Rijcke
The impact of indicators: Comparing the dynamics of bibliometric indicators in Dutch biomedical research
Session V: Friday, July 04, 14:00 to 15:30, CB-4
Selection and Careers
Chair: Richard Whitley
Dongyoub Shin, Daehun Chung, Sunhyuk Kim and Grimm Noh
Neoliberalism and quasi-market evaluations in academia: Diffusion of admission officer system in Korean universities, 2007–2012
Alexandra Bristow, Olivier Ratle and Sarah Robonson
Resistance as institutional entrepreneurship in unsettled times: The case of early-career academics in critical management studies
Maria Pietilä
Tenure track career system as a strategic instrument for academic leaders
Session VI: Saturday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, CB-4
Universities as Actors
Chair: Alfred Kieser
Jochen Gläser
Universities as (holdings of) project-based quasi-firms
Jérôme Aust and Christine Musselin
The reconfiguration of the French university landscape as an indirect consequence of the Shanghai rankings, or how rankings indirectly affect the design of higher education systems
Fabian W. Hattke, Steffen Blaschke and Jetta Frost
Organizing collective action? An empirical analysis of common goods in German universities
Session VII: Saturday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, CB-4
Business Schools as Actors
Chair: Lars Engwall
Bertrand Guillotin, Séverine Louvel and Vincent Mangematin
Global by prestige, international by reputation
Marco Berti
Liquid spirits. The (re)production of academic identities through practices
Lionel Cauchard and Stéphanie Mignot-Gérard
The race for research productivity & the segmentation of the academic profession in three top business schools (France, Italy & the U.S.)