The painters behind the profile: the rise and functioning of communication departments in universities.

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    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Communication
      Higher education
      Organization
      Organizational change
      Professionalization
      Strategy
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      611310 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
    • Abstract:
      It has been argued that universities are changing into becoming more professional as organizations, and this paper investigates this claim by exploring the emergence and tasks of communication departments in modern universities. Examination of universities in six Baltic and Nordic countries shows that communication departments are working closely with the institutional leadership and that communication is increasingly seen as a strategic function in the universities. This can position communication departments as a central internal coordinator between various organizational units and processes. While the findings indicate support for the assumption about more professional universities, those working within a communication department seem to have a broad and varied background and cannot be said to have developed a specific professional identity in all the institutions. However, our findings do indicate increasing contact and close relations between communication specialists across university borders which may result in a stronger professional identity over time. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU), PO box 2815, Tøyen, 0608, Oslo, Norway
      2University of Latvia, 19 Raina Blvd., LV-1586, Riga, Latvia
    • ISSN:
      0018-1560
    • Accession Number:
      10.1007/s10734-018-0258-x
    • Accession Number:
      133032554
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ELKEN, M.; STENSAKER, B.; DEDZE, I. The painters behind the profile: the rise and functioning of communication departments in universities. Higher Education (00181560), [s. l.], v. 76, n. 6, p. 1109–1122, 2018. DOI 10.1007/s10734-018-0258-x. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=133032554&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 24 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Elken M, Stensaker B, Dedze I. The painters behind the profile: the rise and functioning of communication departments in universities. Higher Education (00181560). 2018;76(6):1109-1122. doi:10.1007/s10734-018-0258-x.
    • APA:
      Elken, M., Stensaker, B., & Dedze, I. (2018). The painters behind the profile: the rise and functioning of communication departments in universities. Higher Education (00181560), 76(6), 1109–1122. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-018-0258-x
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Elken, Mari, Bjørn Stensaker, and Indra Dedze. 2018. “The Painters behind the Profile: The Rise and Functioning of Communication Departments in Universities.” Higher Education (00181560) 76 (6): 1109–22. doi:10.1007/s10734-018-0258-x.
    • Harvard:
      Elken, M., Stensaker, B. and Dedze, I. (2018) ‘The painters behind the profile: the rise and functioning of communication departments in universities’, Higher Education (00181560), 76(6), pp. 1109–1122. doi: 10.1007/s10734-018-0258-x.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Elken, M, Stensaker, B & Dedze, I 2018, ‘The painters behind the profile: the rise and functioning of communication departments in universities’, Higher Education (00181560), vol. 76, no. 6, pp. 1109–1122, viewed 24 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Elken, Mari, et al. “The Painters behind the Profile: The Rise and Functioning of Communication Departments in Universities.” Higher Education (00181560), vol. 76, no. 6, Dec. 2018, pp. 1109–1122. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1007/s10734-018-0258-x.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Elken, Mari, Bjørn Stensaker, and Indra Dedze. “The Painters behind the Profile: The Rise and Functioning of Communication Departments in Universities.” Higher Education (00181560) 76, no. 6 (December 2018): 1109–22. doi:10.1007/s10734-018-0258-x.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Elken M, Stensaker B, Dedze I. The painters behind the profile: the rise and functioning of communication departments in universities. Higher Education (00181560) [Internet]. 2018 Dec [cited 2020 Jan 24];76(6):1109–22. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=133032554&custid=s8280428