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"Outroduction": A research agenda on collegiality in university settings*

Cloete, Nico, Côté, Nancy, Crace, Logan, Delbridge, Rick ORCID:, Denis, Jean-Louis, Drori, Gili S., Eriksson-Zetterquist, Ulla, Gehman, Joel, Gerhardt, Lisa-Maria, Goldenstein, Jan, Harroche, Audrey, Jandri?, Jakov, Kosmützky, Anna, Krücken, Georg, Lee, Seungah S., Lounsbury, Michael, Mizrahi-Shtelman, Ravit, Musselin, Christine, Gustafsson, Hampus Östh, Pineda, Pedro, Quattrone, Paolo, Ramirez, Francisco O., Sahlin, Kerstin, van Schalkwyk, Francois and Walgenbach, Peter 2023. "Outroduction": A research agenda on collegiality in university settings*. Sahlin, Kerstin and Eriksson-Zetterquist, Ulla, eds. Revitalizing Collegiality: Restoring Faculty Authority in Universities, Vol. 87. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Emerald, pp. 181-211. (10.1108/S0733-558X20230000087008)

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Collegiality is the modus operandi of universities. Collegiality is central to academic freedom and scientific quality. In this way, collegiality also contributes to the good functioning of universities’ contribution to society and democracy. In this concluding paper of the special issue on collegiality, we summarize the main findings and takeaways from our collective studies. We summarize the main challenges and contestations to collegiality and to universities, but also document lines of resistance, activation, and maintenance. We depict varieties of collegiality and conclude by emphasizing that future research needs to be based on an appreciation of this variation. We argue that it is essential to incorporate such a variation-sensitive perspective into discussions on academic freedom and scientific quality and highlight themes surfaced by the different studies that remain under-explored in extant literature: institutional trust, field-level studies of collegiality, and collegiality and communication. Finally, we offer some remarks on methodological and theoretical implications of this research and conclude by summarizing our research agenda in a list of themes.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: Emerald
ISBN: 9781804558218
ISSN: 0733-558X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 29 November 2023
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2024 11:02

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