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.
|Award date||24 Jun 2004|
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|