Guest Lecture with Prof. Richard Scott: Higher Education: A Field in Ferment
Department of Business and Politics (DBP),
Department of International Economics and Management (INT),
Department of International Business Communication (IBC)
& Department of Organization (IOA)
Invites to a Guest Lecture with Prof. Richard Scott.
Currently, higher education is undergoing major changes in all Western countries. An "organization field" framework is applied to help us understand what is going on. Within this framework, insights from three contrasting perspectives will be discussed.
Examples come from higher education in the U.S., but they are examples of problems that occur in all developed societies. Therefore, the insights will also be relevant in a Danish context. Similarly, the theoretical approach being developed is not only relevant to higher education but generally applicable to other sectors of society.
About Richard Scott
W. Richard (Dick) Scott is Professor Emeritus of sociology, and has courtesy appointments in the Schools of Business, Education, and Medicine. He was given an Honorary Doctorate at CBS in 2001. His major field is organizational studies, where he has researched organizations in the fields of education, research, and healthcare. His most recent empirical research project examined changes in healthcare delivery systems in the San Francisco Bay area during the second half of the 20th century. Changes in five populations of healthcare organizations (e.g. hospitals, HMOs, HHAs) were depicted and explained in terms of wider changes in material resources (e.g., demographic characteristics and financial resources) and institutional environments (e.g. changes in regulatory, normative and belief systems). He continues to focus on the general topic of institutional influences on organizational forms and functions, including changes in political regimes and policies.
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The lecture will be followed by a reception. Please advise if you want to participate.