University management and organisational change: a dynamic institutional perspective

Jeremy R. L. Howells, Mine Karataş-Özkan, Çaǧla Yavuz, Muhammad Atiq

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The external task environment of universities has changed significantly due to a combination of major change factors, including increasing globalisation of the educational system, the increasing international mobility and reach of the students and staff, the wider 'marketisation' of higher education and more specific structural, governance and institutional changes within the global education system. These changes raise significant challenges for university management and leadership. Drawing on qualitative interviews, the article demonstrates importance of leadership agency and associated qualities of university leadership for balancing plural institutional logics that help drive organisational transformation in times of major paradigmatic changes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-270
Number of pages20
JournalCambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society
Issue number2
Early online date6 Jun 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2014


  • higher education
  • institutional theory
  • leadership
  • management
  • organisation


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