Continuity and Change in Stakeholder Influence: Reflections on Elaboration of Stakeholder Regimes

Catharina Bj?ɬ?rkquist

Abstract


For many years, universities have been regarded as operating in isolation from their socioeconomic and political environment. However, there is now a demand for universities to verify their relevance to society. One way of embedding universities in society is by involving external actors. This paper elaborates on stakeholder regimes as a means of studying the norms and structures for stakeholder influence over time. It contributes to the research in this area by linking stakeholder theory to a specific selection of normative and structural aspects of governance. This is done in order to construct a theoretical framework for analysing their effect on stakeholder influence in higher education practice. Furthermore, methodical issues such as policy tracing, document analysis and motivation for selecting cases are discussed.

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Editor-in-Chief: Prof Norbert Pachler
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
ISSN 1746-9082