Quotation Sahlin, Kerstin, Wijkström, Filip, Dellmuth, Lisa, Einarsson, Torbjörn, Oberg, Achim. 2015. The 'Milky Way' of intermediary organisations: a transnational field of university governance. Policy & Politics 43 (3), 407-424.




This article focuses on transnational intermediary organizations in higher education and research. We conceive of intermediaries as organizations that are actively involved in transnational university governance without having formal access to or control over policy or governmental funding. Such intermediary organizations have in previous research been shown to play central roles in the development and circulation of new themes and ideas for how to manage universities and measure university performance. Intermediaries link different types of actors and act as translators of global themes. In this respect, they are decisive in policy formulation.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Policy and Politics
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title The 'Milky Way' of intermediary organisations: a transnational field of university governance
Volume 43
Number 3
Year 2015
Page from 407
Page to 424
URL http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tpp/pap/2015/00000043/00000003/art00006
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/030557315X14362001847078


Transnational Governance of the University Field. The Travel of Global Ideas & the Role of Intermediary Organizations
Wijkström, Filip (Former researcher)
Oberg, Achim (Details)
Dellmuth, Lisa (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Einarsson, Torbjörn (Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden)
Sahlin, Kerstin (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Institute for Organization Studies IN (Details)
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