Attitudes toward the Third Mission: A Selection of Interviews from Seven Universities in Sweden
1999 (English)Report (Other academic)
The third mission is closely connected with issues of economic growth and a subject of importance on the political agenda. The purpose of this study is to shed light on customary attitudes among people involved in higher education concerning this major change within the university organisation. An investigation based on approximately eighty interview sessions with researchers and personnel in leading positions in four different departments, conducted at seven universities in Sweden, is presented. The analysis is built on the answers received from a standard questionnaire and contains information on ideological, practical and organisational matters. The results indicate that most people in the departments of concern respond in a positive way to the changes of the organisation. However, there are no significant differences between departments or universities in general.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1999. , 33 p.
, CERUM Working Paper, ISSN 1400-4526 ; 15
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-24746OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-24746DiVA: diva2:227390