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45032-01 - Kolloquium: The Management of Complex Institutions: The Case of The University 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2024
Angebotsmuster Jedes Herbstsemester
Dozierende Antonio Loprieno (a.loprieno@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Critical discussion of issues of organizational theory and of empirical higher-education research.
Development of business models for higher education institutions.
Lernziele Knowledge of organizational theory of governance, leadership und management as applied to a European state-funded or private university.
Capability to apply this knowledge to different organisational models and recognise the features of higher education as opposed to other economic institutions.
Literatur Adams, Jonathan, D. Smith, Higher education, research and the knowledge economy: From Robbins to ‚the gathering Storm’, in David Watson, M. Amoah (eds.), The Dearing Report: Ten Years on, London: Institute of Education Press 2007, 81–108.
Alvesson, Mats, H. Willmott, Making Sense of Management: A Critical Introduction. London: Sage 2012.
Banscherus Ulf et al. (Hrsg.), Gut – besser – exzellent? Qualität von Forschung, Lehre und Studium entwickeln. Materialien aus Hochschule und Forschung. Bielefeld: Bertelsmann 2012.
Bargh, Catherine et al., Governing Universities. Changing the Culture. Buckingham: Society for Research into Higher Education and Open University Press 1996.
Birnbaum, Robert, How Academic Leadership Works. Understanding Success and Failure in the College Presidency. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass 1992.
Brandenburger, Adam M., B. J. Nalebuff, Co-opetition. New York: Doubleday 1996.
Carpenter, Mason A., The implications of strategy and social context for the relationship between top management team heterogeneity and firm performance. Strategic Management Journal 23 (2002), 275–284.
Dörre, Klaus, M. Neis, Das Dilemma der unternehmerischen Universität. Hochschulen zwischen Wissensproduktion und Marktzwang. Berlin: edition sigma 2010.
Engwall, Lars, D. Weaire (eds.), The University in the Market. London: Portland Press 2008.
Frost, Jetta, F. Hattke, University Commons: Kollektivressourcen als alternative Steuerungsperspektive für das Hochschulmanagement, in Hochschulmanagement 8 (2013), 35–40.
Gmelch, Walter H., J. L. Buller, Building Academic Leadership Capacity. A Guide to Best Practices. New York: Wiley 2015.
Grande, Edgar et al. (Hrsg.), Neue Governance der Wissenschaft. Reorganisation – externe Anforderungen – Medialisierung. Blielefeld: transcript Verlag 2013.
Gurin Patricia et al., Diversity and Higher Education: Theory and Impact on Educational Outcomes, Harvard Educational Review 72 (2002), 330–366.
Hazelhorn, Ellen, Rankings and the Reshaping of Higher Education: The Battle for World-Class Excellence. London: Palgrave Macmillan 2011.
Jansen, Dorothea (ed.), New Forms of Governance in Research Organizations. Disciplinary Approaches, Interfaces and Integration. Dordrecht: Springer 2007.
Kehm, Barbara M. et al. (Hrsg.), Funktionswandel der Universitäten. Differenzierung, Relevanzsteigerung, Internationalisierung. Frankfurt–New York: Campus Verlag 2012.
King, Roger et al. (eds.), Handbook on Globalization and Higher Education, Cheltenham/Northampton 2011.
Knight, Jack and I. Sened (eds.), Explaining Social Institutions, University of Michigan Press 1995.North, Douglass C., Understanding the Process of Institutional Change, Princeton University Press 2005.
Platteau, Jean-Philippe, Institutions, Social Norms and Economic Development, Harwood Academic Publishers 2000.
Lemmens, Markus et al. (Hrsg.), Wissenschaftsmanagement. Handbuch & Kommentar. Bonn/Berlin/New York: Lemmens 2016.
Loprieno, Antonio, Die entzauberte Universität. Wien: Passagen Verlag 2016.
Manning, Kathleen, Organizational Theory in Higher Education. Core Concepts in Higher Education. New York: Routledge 2013.
Marginson, Simon, Competition and markets in higher education: A „glocanal“ analysis. Policy Futures in Education 2 (2004), 2, 175–244.
Mazzucato, Mariana, The Entrepreneurial State. Debunking public vs. private sectors myths. London: Anthem 2013.
Middlehurst, Robin, Changing internal governance: a discussion of leadership roles and management structures in UK universities. Higher Education Quarterly 58 (2004), 258–279.
Nickel, Sigrun, Qualitätsmanagementsysteme an Universitäten und Fachhochschulen: Ein kritischer Überblick. Beiträge zur Hochschulforschung 30 (2008), 16–39.
Scott, W. Richard, Organizations: Rational, Natural, and Open Systems, Prentice-Hall 1998.
Shin, Jung Cheol and B. M. Kehm (eds.), Institutionalization of World-Class University in Global Competition. Dordrecht: Springer 2013.
Symanski, Ute, Uni, wie tickst Du? Eine exemplarische Erhebung von organisationsstrukturellen Merkmalen an Universitäten im Zeitalter der Hochschulreform. Mehring: Hampp 2013.
Urselmann, Michael (Hg.), Handbuch Fundraising. Springer Reference Wirtschaft. Wiesbaden: Springer 2016.
von WISSEL, Carsten, Hochschule als Organisationsproblem. Neue Modi universitärer Selbstbeschreibung in Deutschland. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2007.
Waterman, Robert H., Adhocracy: The Power to Change, New York: W. W. Norton & Company 1993.
Whitchurch, Celia, Reconstructing Identities in Higher Education: the Rise of ‚Third Space’ Professionals. Research into Higher Education, London 2013.
Wilkesmann, Uwe, C. Schmid (Hrsg.), Hochschule als Organisation. Wiesbaden: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012.
Bemerkungen Because of unforeseen changes in the instructor's physical presence in Basel, some meetings will be held in person (S 11 in WWZ), other meetings online (via Zoom). Here is the schedule:

meetings in physical presence (S 11): 05 March, 12 March, 26 March, 07 May, 14 May, 28 May;
online meetings (via Zoom): 02 April, 09 April, 16 April, 23 April, 30 April.

During the first meetings (March 2024), the instructor will give an overall presentation of organisational theory as applied to higher education and discuss the topics to be treated by the students in their individual presentations, which will be held during April 2024. The final meetings (May 2024) will be devoted to the group presentations of the three business models.

Ideally, the language of the colloquium is English. If, however, all participants turn out to be more fluent in German, the colloquium can of course be held in German.
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Teilnahmebedingungen Bachelor degree in Economics or in other Social Sciences.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Registration: Please enroll in the Online Services (services.unibas.ch);

Eucor-Students and mobility students of other Swiss Universities or the FHNW first have to register at the University of Basel BEFORE the start of the course and receive their login data by post (e-mail address of the University of Basel). Processing time up to a week! Detailed information can be found here: https://www.unibas.ch/de/Studium/Mobilitaet.html
After successful registration you can enroll for the course in the Online Services (services.unibas.ch).

Applies to everyone: Enrolment = Registration for the course and the exam!

The language of the colloquium is English. But if all participants are more fluent in German, the colloquium will be held in German.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall Wochentag Zeit Raum
wöchentlich Dienstag 12.15-14.00 Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S11 HG.47


Datum Zeit Raum
Dienstag 27.02.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S11 HG.47
Dienstag 05.03.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S11 HG.47
Dienstag 12.03.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S11 HG.47
Dienstag 19.03.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S11 HG.47
Dienstag 26.03.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S11 HG.47
Dienstag 02.04.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S11 HG.47
Dienstag 09.04.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S11 HG.47
Dienstag 16.04.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S11 HG.47
Dienstag 23.04.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S11 HG.47
Dienstag 30.04.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S11 HG.47
Dienstag 07.05.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S11 HG.47
Dienstag 14.05.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S11 HG.47
Dienstag 21.05.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S11 HG.47
Dienstag 28.05.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S11 HG.47
Module General Electives in Business and Economics: Zusätzliches Lehrangebot (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
General Electives in Business and Technology: Zusätzliches Lehrangebot (Masterstudium: Business and Technology)
General Electives in Economics and Public Policy: Zusätzliches Lehrangebot (Masterstudium: Economics and Public Policy)
Leistungsüberprüfung Leistungsnachweis
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung (1) Individual presentation on one of the following topics: (a) Governance of higher education: differences between public and private funding, autonomy of institutional policies. (b) Strategy: who definies the institutional strategy and how? Who is accountable for it and which incentives/sanctions are in place? (c) Organizational structure: role of faculties, departments, institutes. (d) What is the role of the faculty and of the administration in defining the institutional agenda of a university? (e) University leadership: ownership vs. management, modes of election, top-down vs. bottom-up leadership, internal vs. external preferences. (f) Educational models: stress on formation and/or research, focus on undergraduate vs. graduate education. (g) Globalization vs. local orientation in higher education. How does the university address a global audience? Advantages and disadvantages of international investments, franchising, etc.

The individual presentation will count 1/3 of the final grade.

(2) Group presentation (3-4 students per group) on a business model for a new university on the basis of a predefined set of parameters.

The group presentation will count 1/3 of the final grade.

(3) Active particupation in the Colloquium (questions, comments, etc.) will count 1/3 of the final grade.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anm.: Belegen Lehrveranstaltung; Abm.: stornieren
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,1
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ, studiendekanat-wwz@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ