Leaving the Ivory Tower: Universities' Third Mission and the Search for Legitimacy

Meyer, Michael ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4253-0064 and Schachermayer-Sporn, Barbara (2018) Leaving the Ivory Tower: Universities' Third Mission and the Search for Legitimacy. Zeitschrift für Hochschulentwicklung, 13 (2). pp. 41-60. ISSN 22196994

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In this paper, we investigate how third mission strategies relate to changing legitimacy of universities. The work is based on a literature review and a case study of the largest business university in the EU (WU Vienna). First, we describe relevant trends and pressures for higher education institutions towards responsibility, accountability, and third mission. Second, we introduce the case in order to substantiate these trends, driven also by Austrian politics and international networks, some of them also emerging with a more socially oriented mission. Finally, we discuss isomorphic trends in higher education.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Third mission, legitimacy, isomorphism, accountabillity, responsibility
Divisions: Departments > Management > Nonprofit Management
Kompetenzzentren > Nonprofit-Org u Social Entrepreneurship
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2018 15:00
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2020 14:28
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FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/86411/
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/6378


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