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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      Universidade de Lisboa, 2013.
    • Publication Date:
      2013
    • Collection:
      LCC:Education
      LCC:Special aspects of education
    • Abstract:
      This paper describes and interprets the worldwide transformation of universities with respect to how they account for excellence. It first reflects on the rationalized university as an organizational ideal and the implications of rationalization on standardizing university practices. The paper then focuses on two interrelated phenomena: the assessment of faculty and the assessment of universities, as illustrations of accounting-for-excellence. Examining the annual faculty report and tenure protocol as examples of common organizational practices within American universities, it argues that these practices facilitate American university participation in national and international university rankings. Finally, it is argued that American universities underwent earlier organizational rationalization and differentiation than universities in other countries in part because they were less differentiated from other social institutions. In the absence of the buffering authority of the state and the professoriate, American universities early on became organizational actors dealing with multiple stakeholders in search of resources and legitimacy.
    • File Description:
      electronic resource
    • ISSN:
      2182-8474
      2182-9640
    • Relation:
      https://revistas.rcaap.pt/sisyphus/article/view/2833; https://doaj.org/toc/2182-8474; https://doaj.org/toc/2182-9640
    • Accession Number:
      10.25749/sis.2833
    • Rights:
      Journal Licence: CC BY-NC
    • Accession Number:
      edsdoj.060b6796727040bea0ef0ae333c874cb
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      FRANCISCO O. RAMIREZ. World Society and the University as Formal Organization. Sisyphus, [s. l.], v. 1, n. 1, 2013. DOI 10.25749/sis.2833. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.060b6796727040bea0ef0ae333c874cb&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 27 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Francisco O. Ramirez. World Society and the University as Formal Organization. Sisyphus. 2013;1(1). doi:10.25749/sis.2833
    • APA:
      Francisco O. Ramirez. (2013). World Society and the University as Formal Organization. Sisyphus, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.25749/sis.2833
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Francisco O. Ramirez. 2013. “World Society and the University as Formal Organization.” Sisyphus 1 (1). doi:10.25749/sis.2833.
    • Harvard:
      Francisco O. Ramirez (2013) ‘World Society and the University as Formal Organization’, Sisyphus, 1(1). doi: 10.25749/sis.2833.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Francisco O. Ramirez 2013, ‘World Society and the University as Formal Organization’, Sisyphus, vol. 1, no. 1, viewed 27 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Francisco O. Ramirez. “World Society and the University as Formal Organization.” Sisyphus, vol. 1, no. 1, July 2013. EBSCOhost, doi:10.25749/sis.2833.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Francisco O. Ramirez. “World Society and the University as Formal Organization.” Sisyphus 1, no. 1 (July 1, 2013). doi:10.25749/sis.2833.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Francisco O. Ramirez. World Society and the University as Formal Organization. Sisyphus [Internet]. 2013 Jul 1 [cited 2020 Oct 27];1(1). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.060b6796727040bea0ef0ae333c874cb&custid=s8280428