Academic middle mangers under the new governance regime at Austrian universities -- The changing role of academic leadership in Australia and the Netherlands: who is the modern dean? -- Academic middle managers and management in university colleges and universities in Belgium -- The roles and responsibilities of middle management (chairs and deans) in Canadian universities -- Middle-level university managers in Italy: an ambiguous transition -- Presidents and deans in French universities: a collective approach to academic leadership -- From democracy to management-oriented leadership? The manager-academic in Norwegian higher education -- New public management and "middle management": how do deans influence institutional policies? -- UK higher education: captured by managerial ideology? -- The new university: what it portends for the academic profession and their "managers" -- The changing nature of academic middle management: a framework for analysis
Based on Douro seminar VII entitled "The manager-academic: corporate lackey or academe's champion?"