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Is Commitment to Performance based Management Compatible with Commitment to University “Publicness”? Academics’ Values in French Universities

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  • Stéphanie Chatelain-Ponroy


    (LIRSA CNAM - LIRSA - Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Recherche en Sciences de l'Action - CNAM - Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers [CNAM])

  • Stéphanie Mignot-Gérard

    (IRG - Institut de Recherche en Gestion - UPEM - Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée - UPEC UP12 - Université Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne - Paris 12, CSO - Centre de sociologie des organisations - Sciences Po - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Christine Musselin


    (CSO - Centre de sociologie des organisations - Sciences Po - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Samuel Sponem


    (HEC Montréal - HEC Montréal)

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    Individuals’ values in the context of NPM-based reforms are a central theme in studies of public professional organizations. While organization studies mainly focus on “professional” values, research on public administration primarily addresses the issue of “public” values. This article brings these two research streams together in order to investigate the relationship between two sets of individual values—commitment to performance-based management and normative publicness—in the context of French public universities. It draws on a quantitative survey of academics involved in university governance. The study demonstrates that a positive attitude towards performance-based management is negatively correlated with commitment to university publicness; furthermore, it delineates different groups within the academic profession—according to professional status, managerial position within the organization, and the department’s reputation and ability to generate revenues—which have differing attitudes regarding performance-based management and university publicness.

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    Date of creation: 2017
    Publication status: Published in Organization Studies, SAGE Publications, 2017, pp.1-25. <10.1177/0170840617717099>
    Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-01575542
    DOI: 10.1177/0170840617717099
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