When we hear the words academic misconduct, we usually think of individuals involved in plagiarism and other kinds of unethical scholarly behavior, and less often of organizations implicated in such affairs. Yet in recent years, universities have earned a reputation for ruthless manipulating figures to improve their positions in international rankings. Editors attempting to elevate […]
Dr Catherine N. Butcher recently defended her PhD, titled “Heterodox forms of university ownership, governance, financing and organisational structure”, which is based on case-studies of four alternative higher education institutions in Europe, Asia, and the US to explore different educational experiences […]
You’re an early-career higher education researcher? One of those hybrid academics who doesn’t really fit into traditional typologies? Don’t lose hope, not yet. In most of my studies, I was tempted to fall toward computational techniques and reporting methods or to automate cumbersome tasks as much as possible.
In what is now a classic paper, Paul DiMaggio and Walter Powell (1983) explained that companies/firms in any given field (loosely speaking, an industry) often resemble each other after a time. They described how the process of becoming similar – of organisational isomorphism […]