Institutional Entrepreneurship and Curriculum Development in the European Higher Education Area

Toyoko Sato, Charles T. Tackney

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This paper examines institutional entrepreneurship in curriculum development within the Bologna Process and European Higher Education Area. As an exploratory qualitative paper focusing on a business university in Scandinavia, we interviewed 22 individuals variously involved in curriculum development at the school and included two scholar-practitioners from another EHEA member state along with four scholars working with curriculum development in the U.S.A. for contrast and complementary perspectives. We demonstrate the inside-out and the outside-in dynamic flows and specify key factors that constitute contemporary institutional entrepreneurship for university level curriculum change in the European Higher Education Area.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eighty-second Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
EditorsSonja Taneja
Number of pages1
Place of PublicationBriarcliff Manor, NY
PublisherAcademy of Management
Publication date2022
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2022: Creating a Better World Together - Seattle, United States
Duration: 5 Aug 20229 Aug 2022
Conference number: 82


ConferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Internet address
SeriesAcademy of Management Proceedings


  • AOM Annual Meeting Proceedings 2022
  • AOM Seattle 2022

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