6.1 Academic Leadership
For a long time, the collegial principle has been the rule in academic institutions. Collegiality is manifested in activities like peer-review processes, seminar work as well as how institutions are managed. First, it will be of interest to shed light on the development over time and space for the selection of university leaders on all levels. Second, the track should address autonomy, impact and power relations between different bodies in academic institutions. Third, there are reasons to deal with the actual work of academic leaders. Here, there are classical studies of corporate executives showing that they to a considerable extent are disturbed with limited control of their work (Carlson, 1951). Fourth, it is of interest to illuminate and investigate the tendency of increasing administrative overload (cf. e.g. Ramirez, 2000) and its results. In addition, of course, a number of other issues would fit into this track on academic leadership.
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