Jens Erik Kristensen, Hanne Nørreklit, Morten Raffnsøe-Møller
1 Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 School of Culture and Society - Philosophy, subject, School of Culture and Society, Arts, Aarhus University3 School of Culture and Society - Philosophy, subject, School of Culture and Society, Arts, Aarhus University
Battles over performance regimes and procedures
Abstract This article traces the aims and formats of performance measurement of Danish Universities as they originate from the Ministry of Finance’s plan for governance of the public sector. The article further show that the fierce conflicts between central administration and the universities over these performance initiatives are due to two main factors: A clash between external and internal regimes of performance management and a conflict over the interpretation of the overall aims of the university. A distinction between three Performance management paradigms – target regimes, ranking regimes and intelligent regimes – is used to propose a way out of the current governance impasse at the universities.
University Performance Management: Silent Managerial Revolution at Danish Universities, 2011, p. 49-78