New open access book outlines the theories of higher education management

Submitted on Tue, 09/25/2018 - 13:17

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As an interdisciplinary field of study, higher education research is still underdeveloped in terms of theoretical matureness and rigour. The new open access book Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives on Higher Education Management and Transformation: An advanced reader for PhD students offers perspectives on how a range of methodological choices, theoretical approaches and conceptualisations from other disciplines can be successfully applied and utilised in the context of higher education.

The book is edited by Elias Pekkola, Jussi Kivistö, Vuokko Kohtamäki, Yuzhuo Cai and Anu Lyytinen from the Faculty of Management at the University of Tampere.

As a reader compiled of independent chapters, the book is particularly aimed at PhD students in the field of higher education administration. The first part highlights the importance of methods in research, and provides examples of academic dissertations with strong methodological groundings. In the second part, the authors provide theoretical and conceptual aids to analyse the transformation of higher education. The third part focuses on how traditional and well-established theoretical approaches can be applied to higher education settings in terms of, for example, research questions.

The book is openly available on the institutional repository TamPub of the University of Tampere. It is also available on the OAPEN Library portal and on the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB).

Elias Pekkola, Jussi Kivistö, Vuokko Kohtamäki, Yuzhuo Cai and Anu Lyytinen (eds.): Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives on Higher Education Management and Transformation: An advanced reader for PhD students. Tampere: Tampere University Press 2018.

More information on the book:
Elias Pekkola, tel. 050 4211 073, elias.pekkola@uta.fi

More information on Tampere University Press:
Kati Mäki, tel. 040 190 4267, kati.maki@uta.fi
Tampere University Press