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Resilient Universities

Confronting Changes in a Challenging World

Jan Erik Karlsen and Rosalind Pritchard

Resilience is ostensibly acknowledged as a cross-disciplinary issue, yet resilience analysis has seldom been applied to the understanding of universities and the academic world. The contributions to this volume aim to fill this gap through the presentation of both theoretical and empirical studies.
The book’s title reflects the desire to extend the debate in new directions and to assemble a fresh set of models and tools for thinking about resilient universities. Bringing together a range of experts in the field, this collection marks a novel departure within the social sciences and is intended to act as a first step towards establishing a holistic approach to future university governance and adaptation.
Today’s European universities are confronted by profound changes. This book constitutes an accessibly written, polemical and bold exploration of how current crises facing higher education institutions could be more effectively addressed by institutional resilience and new forms of adaptive, future oriented governance.

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Pål Bakken works as Senior Adviser at the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT). Lise Degn is a PhD student at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy in the Department of Political Science, at Aarhus University. George Gordon is Emeritus Professor in Educational Enhancement at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Ellen Hazelkorn is Vice President of Research and Enterprise and Dean of the Graduate Research School at the Dublin Institute of Technology. Gudmund Hernes is a researcher at the Fafo Institute in Oslo, and a professor at the Norwegian School of Management. Maria Hinfelaar has been President of Limerick Institute of Technology since 2004. Jan Erik Karlsen is Emeritus Professor of Change Management/ Industrial Economics at the University of Stavanger. Jouni Kekäle is Human Resources Director at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF). He is also a professor and an advisor to the Rector at the UEF. Michael O’Connell is Vice-President for Strategy and External Af fairs at Limerick Institute of Technology. 404 Notes on Contributors Matthias Klumpp is Senior Researcher at the University of Duisburg- Essen (HELENA Research Group) and Professor of Business Admin- istration, Logistics and Service Industries at FOM University of Applied Sciences, Essen. Carmen Pérez-Esparrells is Associate Professor in Applied Economics and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Innovation at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Rosalind M.O. Pritchard is Professor of Education at the University of Ulster. Stig A. Selmer-Anderssen manages the Quality Of fice in the Institutional...

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