About the Author
Richard Münch is Professor of Sociology at the University of Bamberg.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Struggling for Excellence in the Academic Field 1. The New Rules of Science: From Gift Exchange to the Shanghai World League of Universities 2. The Entrepreneurial University: From Homo Academicus to Homo Oeconomicus 3. Constructing Excellence by Evaluation 4. The Monopoly Mechanism in Science 5. From Competition to Stratification: Universities in the Struggle for Funds, Staff and Students 6. The Allocation of Funds and International Fellows Among Universities: Publication Performance versus Accumulated Capital 7. The Allocation of Funds and Reputation Among Departments: Publication Performance versus Accumulated Capital. Conclusion: Universities in the Global Struggle for Excellence. Appendix.