Our joint projects are represented at this years EGOS conference in Rotterdam. Here’s a short summary of our activities:
Alfred Kieser is chairing a track together with Lars Engwall and Richard Whitley on “Universities in Unsettled Times: Effects of Evaluations, Accreditations and Rankings” (see this post for the cfp).
A research collaboration that started at last years EURAM conference has led to first results. Markus, Ferdinand and myself are co-authoring a paper from Anne Riviere and Marie Boitier (both Toulouse Business School) entitled: “Organizational responses to evaluations, rankings and performance indicators – evidence from French and German Universities”.
Rick and Alfred will evaluate “How rankings impede scientific progress” – a major concern of both, scientists and policy makers.
Together with Jetta and Steffen, I’ll elaborate our theoretical reasoning on university commons by using empirical data: “Universities commons: An empirical analysis of collective resources in German universities”.
Last but not least, Markus and Ferdinand will present their paper “From institutional contradictions to organizational transformation: The case of a university merger” in Sub-theme 23: Public Sector Reforms and Organizational Responses: Comparing Universities and Hospitals.
So, plenty of opportunities to meet, discuss, work, laugh & chat @ Rotterdam! Hope to see you there.