Contributors. Preface. 1. Introduction: Organisational adaptation in higher education; P. Maassen, et al. 2. People on a bridge: Central European higher education institutions in a storm of reform; D.F. Westerheijden, K. Sorensen. 3. Academic staff between threat and opportunity: Changing employment and conditions of service; E. de Weert, L. van Vucht Tijssen. 4. Internationalisation as a cause for innovation in higher education: A comparison between European cooperation and the Dutch cross-border cooperation programme; M. van der Wende, et al. 5. Assessing institutional change at the level of the faculty: Examining faculty motivations and new degree programmes; I. Jenniskens, C. Morphew. 6. New study programmes at universities: Strategic adaptation versus institutional adjustment; J. Huisman, L. Meek. 7. Budgeting at the institutional level: responding to internal pressures and external opportunities; B. Jongbloed, H. van der Knoop. 8. Marketisation, hybrid organisations and accounting in higher education; J. Koelman, P. de Vries. 9. Hey, big spender! Institutional responsiveness to student demand; H.J.J. Vossensteyn, I.R. Dobson. 10. Analysis of institutions of university governance: A classification scheme applied to postwar changes in Dutch higher education; H. de Boer, B. Denters. 11. Institutional change in doctoral education: The graduate school; J. Bartelse, L. Goedegebuure. 12. Higher education policies and institutional response in Flanders: Instrumental analysis and cultural theory; O. van Heffen, et al. 13. Integrating two theoretical perspectives on organisational adaptation; P. Maassen, A. Gornitzka.
`This book describes and catalogues changes which have taken place, rather then critiquing them. It aims at an impartial stance, which is in contrast with many books in this area. It makes a valuable contribution to the discourse of change in higher education and gives food for thought to the many who are interested in such change.' David Crowter in Prometheus, The Journal of Issues in Technological Change, Innovation, Information, Economics, Communications and Science Policy, 21:3