Sub-theme 14: Missions of Present-Day Universities

Lars Engwall, Uppsala University, Sweden
Christine Musselin, SciencePo, France
Francisco O. Ramirez, Stanford University, USA
Session I: Thursday, July 04, 11:00 to 12:30, CMB - SR 1
Introduction and Internationalization
Chair: Lars Engwall
Mike Zapp and Julia Lerch
World society and the university – Conceptions and determinants of the “world” in higher education curricula worldwide
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Jia Jia and Yu Zheng
Mitchell L. Stevens and Sonia Giebel
The paradox of the global university
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Federica Rossi
Session II: Thursday, July 04, 14:00 to 15:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Internationalization - Room: CMB - SR 1
Chair: Lars Engwall
Claudio Fassio, Aldo Geuna and Federica Rossi
International knowledge flows between industrial inventors and universities: The role of multinational companies
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Katarzyna Wolanik Boström and Helena Pettersson
Jia Jia, Jos Gamble and Yu Zheng
Making an “international education”: New perspectives from a Sino-UK joint-venture university
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Mitchell Stevens
Katarzyna Wolanik Boström, Helena Pettersson and Magnus Öhlander
Swedish Humanities and the demands and challenges of “internationalization”. A cultural analysis of incentives, obstacles, and learning processes
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Mike Zapp
Parallel Stream B: Missions of Universities - Room: CMB - SR 5
Chair: Francisco O. Ramirez
Ravit Mizrahi-Shtelman and Gili S. Drori
World-rank and/or locally relevant? Organizational identity in the mission statements of higher education institutions in Israel, 2000–2018
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Linda Wedlin and Josef Pallas
Simon Oertel, Nicole Philippczyck and Matthias Söll
The adoption of mission statements in European universities: The roles of founding conditions and institutional control
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Hednrik Woiwode and Anna Froese
Alexander Mitterle, Manfred Stock and Robert Reisz
Mission and ambition – Tracing field stratification in German private higher education
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Katharina Mojescik
Session III: Friday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: University Governance - Room: CMB - SR 1
Chair: Christine Musselin
Mikhail M. Sokolov
Research universities in spite of themselves: Externally imposed missions and the organizational careers of Russian universities
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Pedro Pineda
Heather McCambly and Jeannette A. Colyvas
Disrupting or preserving privilege? Analyzing the design and causal effects of frames for reducing inequality in U.S. higher education
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Klarissa Lueg
Tim Seidenschnur and Georg Krücken
Consultocracy in academia? The role of external consultants at German universities
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Anil Divarci Cakmali and Erdan Erdemir
Parallel Stream B: Missions of Universities - Room: CMB - SR 5
Chair: Francisco O. Ramirez
Katharina Mojescik, Jessica Pflüger and Caroline Richter
Changing perceptions of teaching (and learning) at German universities. Or: how so-called ‘research-based learning’ fits with missions of the ‘managerial university’
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Simon Oertel
Hendrik Woiwode and Anna Froese
“Mission accomplished” or “mission impossible”? Research practices in between an interdisciplinary mission and logics of the academic profession
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Ravit Mizrahi-Shtelman and Gili S. Drori
Linda Wedlin and Josef Pallas
The idea of a global market for universities
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Alexander Mitterle
Session IV: Friday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: University Governance - Room: CMB - SR 1
Chair: Christine Musselin
Philipp Brandt
Continuity and experimentation in modern universities: The data science case
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Katharina Lemmens-Krug
Peter Edlund and Kerstin Sahlin
Ambiguous governance and the composition of boards in Swedish higher education organizations, 1998–2017
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Heather McCambly
Katharina Lemmens-Krug, Donald F. Westerheijden and René Torenvlied
Steering capacity of university leadership in present-day societies regarding the mission of education enhancement
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Mikhail M. Sokolov
Parallel Stream B: Institutional Logics - Room: CMB - SR 5
Chair: Francisco O. Ramirez
Peter L. Freeman, Isobel Marr, Andrew Millar and Fumi Kitagawa
Nurturing Project Organizations: A Mode 2 Mission for the University?
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Tina Ladwig and Christiane Arndt
Session V: Friday, July 05, 14:00 to 15:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: University Governance - Room: CMB - SR 1
Chair: Christine Musselin
Anil Divarci Cakmakli and Erkan Erdemir
The Walking Dead: How increasing density kills legitimacy in the higher education field
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Tim Seidenschnur
Klarissa Lueg, Angela Graf, David M. Boje and Marianne Wolff Lundholt
How an organizational narrative creates a new doxa in higher education: A case study of sociomaterial construction of educational value in a Danish university
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Philipp Brandt
Pedro Pineda
Rationalization or Diversity? The institutionalization of teaching evaluations in the United States, Germany and Colombia
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Kerstin Sahlin and Peter Edlund
Parallel Stream B: Institutional Logics - Room: CMB - SR 5
Chair: Francisco O. Ramirez
Benedetto Lepori
The heterogeneity of European higher education institutions. A configurational approach
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Mats Alvesson
Cris N. Shore
‘Adding value’ in the neoliberal university: New Public Management and the appropriation of academia
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Peter Freeman, Isobel Marr and Fumi Kitigawa
Tina Ladwig and Christiane Arndt
German higher education institutions’ strategies in the age of digitalization
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Benedetto Lepori
Session VI: Saturday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Reputation Management - Room: CMB - SR 1
Chair: Lars Engwall
Siri B. Borlaug, Silje Maria Tellmann and Agnete Vabø
Mergers in higher education: The role of identity in integrating organizations
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Simona Gabriela Gavrila
Matthew Meyer and Vincent Mangematin
Identifying audience and signaling quality: An exploration of fundraising strategies at middle-tier women's colleges
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Giovanni Barbato
Joshua T. Brown
Framing the academy: The sensegiving strategies of university presidents
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Siri Borlaug and Agnete Vabø
Parallel Stream B: The Entrepreneurial University - Room: CMB - SR 5
Chair: Christine Musselin
Debabrata Chatterjee and Merin Jacob
Indian universities at crossroads: Evidence from NIRF 2018 data
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Marisol Velasco Montañez
Virginia Hernandez, Maria Belén Usero Sánchez and Sarah Cooper
University entrepreneurship: The role of universities’ research, teaching and social capital capabilities in faculty spin-offs and graduate start-ups
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Debabrata Chatterjee
Marisol Velasco Montañez, Madis Talmar and Miguel Bruns Alonso
How can universities enable student-driven valorization? An evidence-based approach
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Virgina Hernandez
Session VII: Saturday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, CMB - SR 1
Reputation Management & Concluding Discussion
Chair: Lars Engwall
Giovanni Barbato and Matteo Turri
The role of the organizational dimension in university strategic positioning: a case-study approach
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Joshua T. Brown
Simona Gabriela Gavrila and Francisco O. Ramirez
The extent and importance of online “reputation management” in US higher education
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Matthew Meyer