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  • 1.
    Edlund, Peter
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    "Den kom flygande genom fönstret": Införandet av ett mätsystem för resursfördelning till forskning2017In: Det ostyrda universitetet?: Perspektiv på styrning, autonomi och reform av svenska lärosäten / [ed] Wedlin, L., och Pallas, J.,, Stockholm/Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2017, 1, p. 216-243Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 2.
    Edlund, Peter
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Norska modellen ’flyger’ in: Införandet av ett mätsystem för resursfördelning till forskning2017In: Det ostyrda universitetet? Perspektiv på styrning, autonomi och reform av svenska lärosäten / [ed] Linda Wedlin; Josef Pallas, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2017, p. 216-43Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 3.
    Engwall, Lars
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Grünberg, Jaan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Pallas, Josef
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Sahlin, Kerstin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Arora-Jonsson, Stefan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Buhr, Helena
    Buhr, Katarina
    Frostenson, Magnus
    Hägg, Ingemund
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Romani, Laurence
    Strannegård, Lars
    Windell, Karolina
    A Field Approach to Corporate Governance2018In: Corporate Governance in Action: Regulators, Market Actors and Scrutinizers / [ed] Lars Engwall, New York: Routledge, 2018, p. 25-41Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 4.
    Engwall, Lars
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Grünberg, Jaan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Pallas, Josef
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Sahlin, Kerstin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Arora-Jonsson, Stefan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Buhr, Helena
    Buhr, Katarina
    Frostenson, Magnus
    Hägg, Ingemund
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Romani, Laurence
    Strannegård, Lars
    Windell, Karolina
    Conclusions2018In: Corporate Governance in Action: Regulators, Market Actors and Scrutinizers / [ed] Lars Engwall, New York: Routledge, 2018, p. 185-198Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 5.
    Engwall, Lars
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Grünberg, Jaan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Pallas, Josef
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Sahlin, Kerstin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Arora-Jonsson, Stefan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Buhr, Helena
    Buhr, Katarina
    Frostenson, Magnus
    Hägg, Ingemund
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Romani, Laurence
    Strannegård, Lars
    Windell, Karolina
    Governance Relations2018In: Corporate Governance in Action: Regulators, Market Actors and Scrutinizers / [ed] Lars Engwall, New York: Routledge, 2018, p. 163-183Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 6.
    Engwall, Lars
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Grünberg, Jaan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Pallas, Josef
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Sahlin, Kerstin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Arora-Jonsson, Stefan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Buhr, Helena
    Buhr, Katarina
    Frostenson, Magnus
    Hägg, Ingemund
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Romani, Laurence
    Strannegård, Lars
    Windell, Karolina
    Resituating Corporate Governance2018In: Corporate Governance in Action: Regulators, Market Actors and Scrutinizers / [ed] Lars Engwall, New York: Routledge, 2018, p. 1-24Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Engwall, Lars
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Business Studies and Management Ideas2019In: Oxford Handbook of Management Ideas / [ed] Andrew Sturdy, Stefan Heusinkveld, Trish Reay, David Strang, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Geschwind, Lars
    et al.
    KTH.
    Melin, Göran
    Technopolis Group.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Mergers as opportunities for branding.: The making of the Linnaeus University2015In: Mergers in higher education:: The experience from Northern Europe / [ed] Pinheiro, Rómulo, Geschwind, Lars and Aarrevaara, Timo, Springer, 2015Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 9.
    Hedmo, Tina
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies. Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Sahlin-Andersson, Kerstin
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies. Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies. Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Fields of imitation: The global expansion of management education2005In: Global Ideas: How ideas, objects and practices travel in the global economy, Liber & Copenhagen business school press, Lund , 2005, p. 190-212Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 10.
    Hedmo, Tina
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Sahlin-Andersson, Kerstin
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Is a Global Organizational Field of Higher Education Emerging?: Management Education as an Early Example.2006In: Towards a Multiversity?: Universities between Global Trends and National Traditions., 2006, p. 149-170Chapter in book (Other scientific)
  • 11.
    Hedmo, Tina
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Sahlin-Andersson, Kerstin
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    The Emergence of a European Regulatory Field of Management Education2006In: Transnational Governance: Institutional Dynamics of Regulation, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge , 2006, p. pp. 308-328Chapter in book (Other scientific)
  • 12. Hedmo, Tina
    et al.
    Sahlin-Andersson, Kerstin
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Wedlin, Linda
    The emergence of a regulatory field of management education2001Report (Other scientific)
  • 13.
    Hedmo, Tina
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    New modes of governance: The re-regulation of European Higher Education and Research2008In: European Universities in Transition: Issues, models and cases, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham , 2008Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 14.
    Hedmo, Tina
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Who governs the Europe of Knowledge?2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Hägg, Ingemund
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Standards for quality?: A critical appraisal of the Berlin Principles for international rankings of universities2013In: Quality in Higher Education, ISSN 1353-8322, E-ISSN 1470-1081, Vol. 19, no 3, p. 326-342Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article discusses the principles developed to assure the quality of international ranking practices for higher education, the so-called Berlin Principles, and the role given to them in the higher education community. While the principles are generally regarded as proper quality assurance principles, they are problematic both in their content and form. This study examines the process leading up to the principles as well as their use, thereby highlighting some legitimacy problems with these principles and the potential impact this may have on the further development of the higher education field. The study is based on official documents and published material. 

  • 16.
    Laudel, Grit
    et al.
    University of Twente.
    Lettkemann, Eric
    TU Berlin.
    Ramuz, Raphaël
    University of Lausanne.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Woolley, Richard
    Polytechnic University of Valencia.
    Cold atoms - Hot research: High risks, high rewards in five different authority structures2014In: Organizational Transformation And Scientific Change: The Impact Of Institutional Restructuring On Universities And Intellectual Innovation / [ed] Whitley, R; Glaser, J, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2014, Vol. 42, p. 203-234Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Bose-Einstein condensation is a scientific innovation in experimental physics whose realisation required considerable time and resources. Its diffusion varied considerably between and within five countries that were comparatively studied. Differences between countries can be explained by the variation in the national communities' absorptive capacities, while within-country differences are due to the impact of authority relations on researchers' opportunities to build protected space for their change of research practices. Beginning experimental research on BoseEinstein condensation required simultaneous access to the university infrastructure for research and to grants. The former is largely limited to professors, while the latter made researchers vulnerable to the majority opinion and decision practices of their national scientific community.

  • 17.
    Nedeva, Maria
    et al.
    Manchester Business School.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    From "science in Europe" to "European science"2015In: Towards European Science: Dynamics and Policy of an evolving European research space / [ed] Wedlin, Linda and Nedeva, Maria, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 18.
    Pallas, Josef
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Fredriksson, Magnus
    Univ Gothenburg, Dept Journalism Media & Commun, Media & Commun Studies, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Translating institutional logic: When the media logic meets professions2016In: Organization Studies, ISSN 0170-8406, E-ISSN 1741-3044, Vol. 37, no 11, p. 1661-1684Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents results from a case study of media activities in a Swedish governmental agency where we illustrate a) how the media logic is translated and become embedded in the studied agency, and b) how different professional groups inside the organization shape the translation process. Theoretically we do this by re-visiting the notion of translation. Translation theory focuses on the local enactment and embeddedness of institutional models, ideals and practices. Institutional logics literature, on the other hand, focus on the creation and flow of field-level meaning systems. By combining these two theoretical perspectives we are able to form a framework for understanding the local embeddedness and enactment of field-level institutional logics.

    The result of our study suggests that institutional logics –once they become introduced in a given context– consist of four elements that are interpreted and enacted differently inside organizations. We identify three local, profession-based value systems that shape the translation of media logics, and use this finding to theorize the role of professional value systems in shaping local translation processes.

  • 19.
    Pallas, Josef
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Governance of science in mediatized society: media rankings and the translation of global governance models for universities2013In: Global themes and local variations in organization and management: perspectives on glocalization / [ed] Gili S. Drori, Markus H. Llerer, Peter Walgenbach, New York: Routledge, 2013, p. 295-308Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter discusses the concept of mediatization as influencing governing conditions for science and scientific activities in contemporary society. By way of illustrating the increasing prominence and importance of media rankings in promoting global ideas about assessment and evaluation of academic institutions, we suggest that rankings package global governance models and ideals into a mediatized form, entailing, in turn, three forms of translation processes: simplification, standardization, and popularization. These forms of translation have implications not only for the stakeholders’ perceptions of universities and for what ideals and aspirations are incorporated into university governance, but also for the way we understand the processes in which glocalization takes place. 

  • 20.
    Pallas, Josef
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Grünberg, Jaan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Organizations, Prizes and Media2016In: Journal of Organizational Change Management, ISSN 0953-4814, E-ISSN 1758-7816, Vol. 29, no 7, p. 1066-1082Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There is a wide range of media prizes that are awarded to businesses, business leaders and entrepreneurs. This is easily verified by a quick browse of the latest editions of the business press such as Fortune, Management Today, Financial Times or The Economist. Although the awarding of prizes to organizations and their representatives is a highly visible phenomenon the analysis of such prizes has hitherto been scant. What role do media prizes play in shaping the view of businesses and organizations? The architecture of a prize and its ensuing winners, distils a concentrated formula of what is commendable for business corporations at a given time. Thus such prizes and awards present a unique opportunity to study the production of norms and ideals for corporate management. Following contemporary research on media and organizations we know that the contexts were these prizes are awarded and reported on rely on the interactions of many organizations, where the initiatives and actions of mass media increasingly get tied into the activities and actions of organizations. In a dialectic relationship between media and business, it is clear that corporations are highly involved in shaping not only their brands and their images, but also the norms and ideals for good business. It has even been argued that it is useful to see the contemporary business enterprises as “edited corporations”, where governance is intimately tied to communication processes and where corporations are shaped in part by images and ideals that are circulated around them. Studying prizes thus allows a further investigation of such management ideals; in particular the processes that bring these ideals into being and allow them spread to wide audiences in and around organizations. 

  • 21.
    Sahlin, Kerstin
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Circulating ideas: Imitation, translation and editing2008In: Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism, Sage, Thousand Oaks , 2008, p. 218-242Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 22.
    Sahlin, Kerstin
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Grafström, Maria
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    In the world of Mercury and Minerva2009In: Exploring the worlds of Mercury and Minerva: essays for Lars Engwall, Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis , 2009, p. 1-28Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    A European research space in the making2015In: Thinking ahead: Research, funding and the future / [ed] Jenny Björkman and Björn Fjaestad, Stockholm: Makadam Förlag, 2015, p. 107-122Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    A new model for governance?: Higher education and research reform in perspective2013Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies. Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Competing for Employability: The Media Ranking of Graduate Business Education2004In: Learning to be employable: New agendas on work, responsibility and learning in a globalizing world, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke , 2004, p. 252-273Chapter in book (Other scientific)
  • 26.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Crafting Competition: Media rankings and the forming of a global market for business schools2011In: Education Inquiry, ISSN 2000-4508, E-ISSN 2000-4508, Vol. 2, no 4, p. 563-580Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Rankings are elements of market governance of higher education and research. Despite the growing importance of these systems in global policy-making, little scholarly attention has been paid to the role rankings play as elements of governance. This paper presents an empirical study of the introduction of international rankings in management education and the responses to these developments among European business schools. The paper analyses how rankings have shaped perceptions ofan international market and competition among business schools in this field via two important processes: constructing comparability and thereby consolidating views of the “customer” and the“product” in a perceived global market, and by crafting perceptions and mechanisms for competition among business schools in this field. This suggests that rankings have been important in shaping this field as global and competitive in character, contributing to what is commonly referred to as the increasing “marketisation” of the field.

  • 27.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Det trötta universitetet?2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 28.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Going Global: Rankings as rhetorical devices to construct an international field of management education2011In: Management Learning, ISSN 1350-5076, E-ISSN 1461-7307, Vol. 42, no 2, p. 199-218Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Analysing the introduction of international rankings in the field of management education, this paper aims to understand how and why rankings have proliferated and institutionalized in the field, and with what effects. Building on an emerging stream in institutional theory, I propose that the rankings function as rhetorical devices to construct legitimacy within the field, which actors use to attempt to shape and reform the field as it develops. Rhetorical devices shape meaning, as they are used to justify practices and procedures and shape the means of comparison and assessment. Particularly, I show how the rankings are used by European business schools to attempt to alter perceptions of the field and their own positions within it. As such, rankings take part in the construction of the international field of management education. The result of these processes is also, however, a preservation of status and the principles whereby status is formed in the field. I discuss the implications of these findings for understanding rankings and for institutional theories of fields.

  • 29.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    How global comparisons matter2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 30.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    How global comparisons matter2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 31.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    How global comparisons matter.: Or the "truths" of international rankings2014In: Bibliometrics: Use and abuse in the review of research performance / [ed] Blockmans, Wim; Engwall, Lars and Denise Weaire, London: Portland Press, 2014Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 32.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Mål och resultatstyrning i högre utbildning och forskning: En kunskapsöversikt2011Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 33.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Playing the Ranking Game: Field formation and boundary-work in European management education2004Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    International ranking lists of business schools and MBA programmes have proliferated in the media in recent years. This thesis aims to understand the development of international rankings and the attention they enjoy in the community of European business schools. Furthermore, the study investigates the implications of rankings for the field of European management education. This study builds on text material, interviews, and a mail survey to European business school deans.

    The primary argument in this thesis is that rankings are arenas for boundary-work and the structuration of fields, and for the ongoing struggle to define and distribute symbolic capital in fields. Rankings are shown to be arenas for forming and re-forming a business school template, and creating and re-creating positions for members of the field. The template and the positions are used to create a stable sense of identity among business schools, and contribute to shaping field boundaries in terms of who is inside an elite group, and about which activities are considered legitimate for business schools. This study shows that the Financial Times rankings are used as arenas by European business schools to redraw boundaries for the field of management education. The proliferation of rankings implies an increase in the number of “judges” that claim the authority to evaluate performances of field members, which threatens the autonomy of the field.

    The study specifies the role of classifications in the continuous forming of organisational fields, and the identity-formation of individual organisations in the field. Classification systems such as rankings are thus important as arenas for debates, struggles, and boundary-work that contribute to the structuration of organisational fields. The study shows that the development of rankings both confirms and challenges pre-existing perceptions of the boundaries of the field, and contributes to the creation of a market for international management education.

  • 34.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    På väg mot ett europeiskt forskningsområde2015In: Tänka vidare: Forskning, finansiering, framtid / [ed] Jenny Björkman och Björn Fjaestad, Stockholm: Makadam Förlag, 2015, p. 105-120Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 35.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies. Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Ranking Business Schools: Forming fields, identities and boundaries in international management education2006Book (Refereed)
  • 36.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    The role of rankings in codifying a business school template: classifications, diffusion and mediated isomorphism in organizational fields2007In: European Management Review, ISSN 1740-4754, E-ISSN 1740-4762, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 24-39Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 37.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies. Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    University Marketization: The process and its limits2008In: The University in the market, Portland Press , 2008, p. chapter 14-Chapter in book (Other scientific)
  • 38.
    Wedlin, Linda
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Buhr, Katarina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Sahlin, Kerstin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Regulators2018In: Corporate Governance in Action: Regulators, market actors and scrutinizers / [ed] Lars Engwall, New York/London: Routledge, 2018, p. 43-74Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 39.
    Wedlin, Linda
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Hedmo, Tina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Evaluation Moving Out: The Influence of Legitimating Agencies Defining Quality and Excellence in Higher Education and Research2014Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 40.
    Wedlin, Linda
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Hedmo, TIna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Transnational organizations defining quality and excellence2015In: Towards European Science: Dynamics and policy of an evolving European research space / [ed] Wedlin, Linda and Nedeva, Maria, Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 41.
    Wedlin, Linda
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Nedeva, Maria
    Machester Business School.
    Quo Vadis European Science?2015In: Towards European Science: Dynamics and policy of an evolving European research space / [ed] Wedlin, Linda and Nedeva, Maria, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 42.
    Wedlin, Linda
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Nedeva, Maria
    Manchester Business School.
    Towards European Science: An introduction2015In: Towards European Science / [ed] Wedlin, Linda and Nedeva, Maria, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar , 2015Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 43.
    Wedlin, Linda
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Nedeva, Maria
    Manchester Business School.
    Towards European Science: Dynamics and Policy of an Evolving European Research Space2015Book (Refereed)
  • 44.
    Wedlin, Linda
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Pallas, Josef
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media, Media and Communication Studies.
    Det ostyrda universitet?: Perspektiv på styrning, autonomi och reform av svenska lärosäten2017Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Styrningen av högre utbildning och forskning är under omvandling. Dagens högskolepolitiska debatt är präglad av diskussioner om hur högre utbildning och forskning skall styras, ledas, kontrolleras och utvärderas. En lång rad statliga utredningar, propositioner, utvärderingar och lagförslag vittnar om ett tydligt intresse för att aktiv skapa och forma förutsättningarna för denna sektor. Bara de senaste åren har vi sett ambition och försök till reformering av bland annat system och principer för forskningsfinansiering (Prop. 2008/09:50), kvalitetsutvärdering (Prop. 2009/10:139), organisationsformer (Prop. 2009/10:149; DS 2013:49), ledningsstrukturer (Prop. 2006/07:43; SOU 2015:92) och karriärutveckling (SOU 2016:29). Samtidigt som många delar av akademin har därmed blivit föremål för olika reformer, så tycks ett alldeles särskilt fokus ha hamnat på hur universitet och högskolor skall organiseras och styras. Det är mot universitet och högskolor, som organisatoriska enheter, som alltmer krav och förväntningar riktas. Detta både i termer av universitet som ”kunskapssamhällets allt-i-allo” (Franke 2006) som förväntas leverera specifik kunskap och innovation för tillväxt, konkurrenskraft och välstånd på en rad av samhällets viktiga områden, och som ett verktyg för styrning och kontroll av vetenskap och vetenskaplig verksamhet. Det är med andra ord universitet och högskolor som förväntas styra och bära ansvar för såväl forskning som utbildning genom att utvärdera kvalitet, organisera sin verksamhet, prioritera mellan forskningsområden, och - inte minst - kunna ta ansvar när något går fel. 

    Den centrala roll som samhället tillskriver universitet och högskolor syns inte bara i det ökade intresset för olika typer av reformer, utan också i innehållet i den statliga styrningen av högskolesektorn. Paradoxalt, har flera av de sentida svenska högskole- och forskningspropositioner syftat till att minskaden formella reglering av universiteten och deras verksamheter. Här har begreppet autonomi, ofta i betydelsen frihet, varit en tydlig ledstjärna: ”Nu ökar vi friheten för landets högre lärosäten” skrev dåvarande högskole- och forskningsminister på DN debatt (Krantz 2010) inför lanseringen av som kommit att kallas ”Autonomireformen”, som trädde i kraft vid årsskiftet 2011. Genom denna reform minskade den statliga styrningen av högre utbildning och forskning på flera punkter, framförallt i förhållande till några för universitet och högskolor centrala organisatoriska frågor. Lärosätena fick genom reformen ökade möjligheter att själva besluta om intern struktur och beslutsordning, styrelsesammansättning, och principer för rekrytering och befordran av lärare och forskare. Istället för statlig styrning poängteras i reformen behovet av att låta ”marknaden” få mer utrymme i styrningen. Detta framförallt genom att låta universiteten agera, som det ibland uttrycks, på en alltmer globaliserad kunskapsmarknad. Därmed har staten dragit tillbaka delar av sitt ansvar för den högre utbildningen och forskningens villkor, och låtit lärosätena själva ta ansvar för organisering och styrning av stora delar av deras utbildnings- och forskningsaktiviteter. 

    Detta förefaller ju till viss del motsägelsefullt.  Samtidigt som samhällets och statens krav på styrning och kontroll av kunskap och kunskapsproduktion tycks tydligare och mer uttalad än tidigare, minskar det statliga inflytandet på landets lärosäten då dessa ska ”frias” från staten och den statliga regleringen. Lärosätena skall vara autonoma och ges ökade utrymme och möjligheter att själva styra och kontrollera sin verksamhet.  Denna utveckling reser en del frågor om både styrning, styrningens utformning och innehåll, och hur autonomi och frihet egentligen ska förstås. Vad är styrning? Vad är det som ska styras och av vem? Vad är frihet? Och vad betyder det för universitet och högskolor att de nu blivit föremål för sådan ”styrning genom frihet”? 

    I den här boken söker vi att närma oss dessa frågor genom att analysera och diskutera styrning, autonomi och reform av svenska universitet och högskolor. Vi tar utgångspunkt i autonomireformen och de idéer och ideal för universitet[1]som presenteras där, och hur dessa kommit att utmana och omforma värderingar, prioriteringar, aktiviteter och arbetssätt vid de svenska lärosätena under senare år. Autonomireformen utgör därmed ramen för boken i sin helhet och för bokens olika bidrag då den tydligt pekar ut universiteten som centrala enheter för styrning och kontroll av verksamheten, i första hand forskning och utbildning. Grundantagandet i reformen, vilket också är utgångpunkt för våra diskussioner, är att universiteten som organisationer är centrala; det är universiteten som ska bli autonoma och självstyrande och det är makten över universitetens funktion och ordning som står på spel.

    [1]Benämningen ”universitet” hänvisar i boken till universitetsorganisationer och inbegriper då samtliga lärosäten

  • 45.
    Wedlin, Linda
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Pallas, JosefUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Det ostyrda universitetet?: Perspektiv på styrning, autonomi och reform av svenska lärosäten2017Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Universitet och högskolor, liksom andra organisationer, förväntas vara både styrbara och rationella för att möta samhällets och näringslivets krav på kunskap, tillväxt och innovation. Senare års reformer inom den högre utbildningen, främst den så kallade autonomireformen, har formaliserat denna bild av universiteten som självstyrande organisatoriska enheter. I den pågående styrningsdiskussionen är det makten över universitetens funktion och ordning som står på spel. Men vad innebär det att vara självständig och rationell, och hur tar det sig uttryck inom dagens moderna universitet? I denna antologi diskuterar tolv forskare inom företagsekonomi och statskunskap vad självständighet betyder och hur svenska universitet och högskolor organiserar sig för att vara självständiga och rationella organisationer. Svaret söker de genom att empiriskt spåra och analysera några av de organisatoriska uttrycken för självständighet och frihet på dagens svenska lärosäten. Därmed lyfts frågan om styrning av universitet bortom enskilda reformagendor och styrförsök. Författarna undersöker både svårigheterna att styra universitetens olika verksamheter genom policy och övergripande reformer, och de problem som det innebär att tänka sig universitet som i någon mån ostyrda. Kapitlen bygger på forskning om kollegialitet och linjestyrning, mätsystem och utvärderingar för intern organisering, liksom den ökade betydelsen av kommunikation och PR för att visa enhetlighet och sammanhållning mot externa intressenter. Med empiriskt grundad analys ger boken viktiga bidrag till diskussionen om universitetens organisation och styrning, idag och i framtiden. Redaktörerna Linda Wedlin och Josef Pallas är docenter i företagsekonomi vid Uppsala universitet.

  • 46.
    Wedlin, Linda
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Pallas, Josef
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Det trötta universitetet?2017In: Det ostyrda universitetet?: Perspektiv på styrning, autonomi och reform av svenska lärosäten / [ed] Wedlin, L., och Pallas, J., Stockholm/Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2017, 1, p. 299-326Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 47.
    Wedlin, Linda
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Sahlin, Kerstin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    The imitation and translation of management ideas2017In: The SaGE handbook of Organizational institutionalism, 2nd edition / [ed] Greenwood, R., Oliver, C., Lawrence, T., and Meyer, R., London: Sage Publications, 2017, 2, p. 102-127Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 48.
    Wedlin, Linda
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Sahlin, KerstinUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.Grafström, MariaUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Exploring the worlds of Mercury and Minerva: essays for Lars Engwall2009Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 49.
    Wedlin, Linda
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Sahlin, Kerstin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Hedmo, Tina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    The Ranking Explosion and the Formation of a Global Governing Field of Universities2009In: Exploring the worlds of Mercury and Minerva: essays for Lars Engwall, Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis (AUU) , 2009, p. 317-333Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 50.
    Weinryb, Noomi
    et al.
    Academy of Public Administration, Södertörn University.
    Blomgren, Maria
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Wedlin, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Rationalizing Science: A comparative study of Public, Industry and Nonprofit Research Funders2018In: Minerva, ISSN 0026-4695, E-ISSN 1573-1871, Vol. 56, p. 405-429Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the context of more and more project-based research funding, commercialization and economic growth have increasingly become rationalized concepts that are used to demonstrate the centrality of science for societal development and prosperity. Following the world society tradition of organizational institutionalism, this paper probes the potential limits of the spread of such rationalized concepts among different types of research funders. Our comparative approach is particularly designed to study the role and position of nonprofit research funders (NPF), a comparison that is relevant as NPF could potentially be shielded from such rationalized pressures given their lack of profit gaining motives. By making a qualitative interview-based investigation we are able to describe how research funders rationalize their contributions to society at large, as well as their obligations to the researchers they fund. Four types of research funders are comparedindependently wealthy philanthropists, fundraising dependent nonprofits, public agencies, and industry. We find that NPF, and especially philanthropists, are the least commercially geared type of funder, but that philanthropists also express least obligations to researchers funded. This is in sharp contrast to public research funders who, even more than industry, employ commercially geared rationalizations. We also find that both public and corporate funders express obligations to the researchers they fund. Our results indicate that there are limits to the spread of commercially tinted rationalizations among NPF, but that this does not necessarily mean an increased sense of obligations to the researchers funded, and by extension to the integrity of scientific pursuit.

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