The transformation of organisational identities: interpretations of policies the concerning the quality of teaching and learning in Norwegian higher education

Bjørn Stensaker

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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Abstract

The study explores how organisational identities of Norwegian universities and colleges were affected by governmental policies concerning the quality of teaching and learning during the 1990s. By combining elements of new and old institutionalism, a neo-institutional perspective is developed emphasising how organizational identities are transformed through the interaction between the individual organisation and its environment - where governmental policies play an important role. Based on the assumption that symbols, myths and social constructions are important determinants for organizational behaviour, a study of changes in organisational identity is seen as vital for uncovering whether Norwegian higher education has been going through a fundamental reorientation about its tasks, roles and responsibilities when it comes to teaching and learning in the period between 1990 ¿ 2000.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Neave, G., Supervisor
  • Maassen, P.A.M., Supervisor
Award date24 Jun 2004
Place of PublicationEnschede
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789036520461
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • IR-41551

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