A reinterpretation of institutional transformations in European higher education: strategising pluralistic organisations in multiplex environments

N. Frølich, J. Huisman, S. Slipersæter, B. Stensaker, Paulo C P Botas

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The paper draws on institutional theory with special attention to recent contributions that aim at developing its micro-foundations. We address the question of how individual higher education institutions deal with institutional pluralism. We develop an analytical framework inspired by institutional theory, the sensemaking perspective in organisation theory and strategy-as-practice to connect the macro-transformation processes of the organisational field and the micro-processes of organisational strategising.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-93
Number of pages15
JournalHigher Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013


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