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Professor Jürgen Enders

Professor Jurgen Enders

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Leading Refereed Journal Papers
Other Outputs

PhD, State Exam

Job Title:

Professor of Higher Education Management

Affiliated Research Centre:

The International Centre for Higher Education Management (ICHEM)


Strategy & Organisation

Key Research Interests:

(1) the regulation, funding and organisation of higher education and research; (2) management/leadership and organisational change in universities; (3) the student experience, employability and graduate careers; (4) the socio-economic impact of universities; and (5) academic work and career.

Research Interests

My research focuses on the study of institutional change in the field of universities, and their role in society and economy.

I am member of the ESRC/HEFCE-funded Center for Global Higher Education and Co-Investigator of an ESRC-funded project on 'Governance in Higher Education'. Recent research projects were supported by the Dutch Research Council, the European Science Foundation, the German Ministry of Education and Research, and the Ford Foundation. I am elected member of the Academia Europaea and of the German Academe of Science and Engineering, and Honorary Fellow of the Society for Research in Higher Education. My advisory work includes membership in the Advisory Committee for Research and Knowledge Exchange of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, in the German Advisory Council for Education, and in the R&D committee of the European Federation for Management Development.

PhD Supervision

I am very interested in supervising new PhD students who share a passion for research and have a particular interest in the study of the field of higher education and the university as an organisation.


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Leading Refereed Journal Papers

Souto-Otero, M. & Enders, J. 2015. International students’ and employers’ use of rankings: a cross-national analysis. Studies in Higher Education. DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1074672

Bleiklie, I., Enders, J. & Lepori, B. 2015. Organizations as Penetrated Hierarchies. Environmental pressures and control in professional organizations. Organization Studies, 36 (7): 873-896. DOI: 10.1177/0170840615571960.

Seeber, M., Lepori, B. Montauti, M., Enders, J., de Boer, H., Weyer, E., Bleiklie, I., Hope, K., Michelsen, S., Nyhagen Mathisen, G., Frølich, N., Scordato, N., Stensaker, B., Waagene, E., Dragsic, Z., Kretek, P., Krücken, G., Magalhães, A., Ribeiro, F.M., Sousa, S., Veiga, A., Santiago, R., Marini, G. & Reale, E. 2015. European Universities as Complete Organisations? Understanding Identity, Rationality, and Hierarchy in Public Organisations. Public Management Review, 17(10): 1444-1474. DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2014.943268.

Enders, J., de Boer, H. & Weyer, E. 2013. Regulatory autonomy and performance: The reform of higher education re-visited. Higher Education, 65(1): 5-24.

Zomer, A., Jongbloed, B.& Enders, J. 2010. Do Spin-Offs Make the Academics’ Head Spin? The Impact of Spin-Off Companies on Their Parent Research Organisation’. Minerva, 48(3): 331-353.

Leišytė, L., Enders, J. & de Boer, Harry 2009. The balance between research and teaching in Dutch and English universities in the context of university governance reforms. Higher Education, 58(5): 619-635.

► older publications

Cremonini, L., Westerheijden, D. F. & Enders, J. 2008. Disseminating the Right Information to the Right Audience - Cultural Determinants in the Use (and Misuse) of Rankings. Higher Education, 56(3): 373-385, DOI: 10.1007/s10734-007-9062-8.

Csizmadia, T., Enders, J. & Westerheijden, D. F. 2008. Quality management in Hungarian higher education: organizational responses to governmental policy. Higher Education, 56(4): 439-455, DOI: 10.1007/s10734-007-9103-3.

Jongbloed, B., Enders, J. & Salerno, C. 2008. Higher education and its communities: Interconnections, interdependencies and a research agenda. Higher Education, 56(3): 303-324.


Enders, J., de Boer, H. & Westerheijden, D. F. (Eds.). 2011. Reform of Higher Education in Europe. Rotterdam/Boston/Taipei: Sense Publishers.

Enders, J., & de Weert, E. (Eds.). 2009. The Changing Face of Academic Life. Analytical and Comparative Perspectives. Houndsmill, Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Enders, J., & Kottmann, A. 2009. Neue Ausbildungsformen – andere Werdegänge. Ausbildungs- und Berufsverläufe von Absolventinnen und Absolventen der Graduiertenkollegs der DFG. Bonn/Weinheim: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft/Wiley VCH.

Other Outputs

Bleiklie, I., Nyhagen, G. M., Enders, J. and Lepori, B. 2015. Organizing Knowledge Institutions – Standardizing Diversity. In Wedlin, L. & Nedeva, M. (Eds.) Towards European Science: Dynamics and Policy of an Evolving European Research Space: 126-146. London: Edward Elgar.

Enders, J., Kehm, B.M. & Schimank, U. 2015. Turning Universities into Actors on Quasi-Markets: How New Public Management Reforms Affect Academic Research. In Jansen, D. & Pruisken, I. (Eds.) The Changing Governance of Higher Education and Research: 89-104. Cham: Springer.

Enders, J. 2014. The Academic Arms Race: International Rankings and Global Competition for World-Class Universities. In Pettigrew, A.M., Cornuel, E. & Hommel, U. (Eds.) The Institutional Development of Business Schools: 155-175. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Enders, J. & Westerheijden, D.F. 2014. Quality assurance in the European policy arena. Policy & Society, 33 (3): 167-176. doi:10.1016/j.polsoc.2014.09.004

Dassin, J., Enders, J. & Kottmann, A. 2014. Social Inclusiveness, Development and Student Mobility in International Higher Education: the case of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program. In Streitwieser, B. (Eds.), Internationalisation of Higher Education and Global Mobility, (Oxford Studies in Comparative Education): 73-88. Oxford: Symposium Books.

Enders, J. & Westerheijden, D. F. 2014. The Dutch way of New Public Management. A critical perspective on quality assurance in higher education. Policy & Society. Article first published online: 4 July 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.polsoc.2014.07.004.

Dassin, J., Enders, J. & Kottmann, A. 2014. Social inclusion in international higher education: Approach and achievements of IFP. In T. W. Bigalke & M. S. Zurbuchen (Eds.), Leadership for Social Justice in Higher Education: 15-34. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kottmann, A. & Enders, J. 2014. Ausdifferenzierung und Integration von Berufsrollen Hochschulprofessioneller in Österreich, den Niederlanden und Großbritannien. In C. Schneijderberg, N. Merkator, U. Teichler and B. M. Kehm (Eds.), Verwaltung war gestern? Neue Hochschulprofessionen und die Gestaltung von Forschung und Lehre: 335-368. Frankfurt/New York: Campus.

Kottmann, A. & Enders, J. 2014. Die Neuen Hochschulprofessionellen in Europa: Ausdifferenzierung und Aufgaben im internationalen Vergleich. In C. Schneijderberg, N. Merkator, U. Teichler & B. M. Kehm (Eds.), Verwaltung war gestern? Neue Hochschulprofessionen und die Gestaltung von Forschung und Lehre: 305-334. Frankfurt/New York: Campus.

Ngo, J., de Boer, H. & Enders, J. 2014. The way deans run their faculties in Indonesian universities. Tertiary Education and Management, 20(1): 1-13, DOI: 10.1080/13583883.2013.848924.

Enders, J. 2013. The university in the audit society: on accountability, trust and markets. In L. Engwall & P. Scott (Eds.), Trust in Universities(Wenner-Gren International Series, volume 86): 53-62. London: Portland Press.

Enders, J. 2012. The University and the Public and Private Good. In C. Teelken, E. Ferlie & M. Dent (Eds.), Leadership in the Public Sector. Promises and Pitfalls: 195-213. Oxon/New York: Routledge.

Enders, J. & Westerheijden, D. F. 2011.The Bologna Process: from the national to the regional to the global, and back. In R. King, S. Marginson & R. Naidoo (Eds.), Handbook on Globalization and Higher Education: 469-484. Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Bleiklie, I., Enders, J., Lepori, B. & Musselin, C. 2011. New Public Management, Network Governance and the University as a Changing Professional Organization. In T. Christensen & P. Laegried (Eds.), The Ashgate Research Companion to New Public Management: 161-176. Farnham: Ashgate. (also published in Spanish: I. Bleiklie, J. Enders, B. Lepori & C. Musselin. 2012. La nueva gestión pública, la gobernanza en red y la Universidad como organización professional cambiante. In B. Kehm (Eds.), La nueva gobernanza de los sistemos universitarios: 215-240. Barcelona: Editiones Octaedra.)

Leišytė, L., Enders, J. & de Boer, H. 2010. Mediating Problem Choice: Academic Researchers’ Responses to Changes in Their Institutional Environment. In R. Whitley, J. Gläser & L. Engwall (Eds.), Reconfiguring Knowledge Production. Changing Authority Relationships in the Sciences and Their Consequences for Intellectual Innovation: 266-290. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Enders, J. 2010. Higher Education and the Labor Market. In P. Peterson, E. Baker & B. McGraw (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education, (3rd ed.), vol 4: 365-369. Oxford: Elsevier.

Enders, J. 2010. Germany. In D. Dill & F. van Vught (Eds.), National Innovation and the Academic Research Enterprise: 245-285. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Enders, J. 2010. Universitäten und Fachhochschulen. In D. Simon, A. Knie & S. Hornbostel (Eds.), Handbuch Wissenschaftspolitik: 443-456. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Enders, J. 2009. Political Science and Educational Research: Windows of opportunity for a neglected relationship. In A. P. Jacobi, K. Martens & K. D. Wolf (Eds.), Education in Political Science. Discovering a neglected field: 205-217. London: Routledge (ECPR Studies in European Political Science).

Enders, J. & de Boer, H. 2010. The Mission Impossible of the European University: Institutional Confusion and Diversity. In A. Amaral, G. Neave, C. Musselin & P. Maassen (Eds.), European Integration and the Governance of Higher Education and Research: 159-180. Dordrecht: Springer.

Kottmann, A. & Enders, J. 2009. Risky and Decoupled? The consequences of Educational Expansion for the Occupational Life Course and Career Success of German PhD-holders. In A. Hadjar & R. Becker (Eds.), Expected and Unexpected Consequences of the Educational Expansion in Europe and the US. Theoretical approaches and empirical findings in comparative perspectives: 299-314. Bern/Stuttgart/Wien: Haupt Verlag.

Enders, J. & de Weert, E. 2009. Towards a T-shaped Profession: Academic Work and Career in the Knowledge Society. In J. Enders & E. de Weert (Eds.), The Changing Face of Academic Life. Analytical and Comparative Perspectives: 251-272. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Enders, J., de Boer, H. & Leišytė, L. 2009. New Public Management and the Academic Profession: the Rationalisation of Academic Work Revisited. In J. Enders & E. de Weert (Eds.), The Changing Face of Academic Life. Analytical and Comparative Perspectives: 36-57. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Westerheijden, D. F., de Boer, H. & Enders, J. 2009. Netherlands; An 'Echternach' Procession in Different Directions; Oscillating Steps towards Reform. In C. Paradeise, E. Reale, I. Bleiklie & E. Ferlie (Eds.), University Governance: 103-126. Dordrecht: Springer.

► older publications

De Boer, H., Enders, J. & Schimank, U. 2008. Comparing higher education governance systems in four European countries. In N. C. Soguel & P. Jaccard (Eds.), Governance and performance of education systems: 35-54. Dordrecht: Springer.

Enders, J. & Musselin, C. 2008. Back to the Future? The Academic Profession in the 21st Century. In Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) (Eds.), Higher Education to 2030, Vol. 1, Demography: 125-150.

Enders, J., de Boer, H. & Leišytė, L. 2008. On striking the right notes: Shifts in governance and the organisational transformation of universities. In A. Amaral, I. Bleiklie & C. Musselin (Eds.), From Governance to Identity, A Festschrift for Mary Henkel(Higher Education Dynamics, 24): 113-129. Dordrecht: Springer.

Enders, J. 2008. Professor werden ist sehr schwer, Professor sein dann gar nicht mehr? Zur Personalstrukturreform der deutschen Universitäten. Leviathan, Sonderheft 25: 83-99.

Leišytė, L., Enders, J. & de Boer, H. 2008. The Freedom to Set Research Agendas – Illusion and Reality of Research Units in Dutch Universities. Higher Education Policy, 21: 377-391, DOI: 10.1057/hep.2008.14.

Van der Steen, M. & Enders, J. 2008. Universities in Evolutionary Systems of Innovation. Creativity & Innovation Management, 17(4): 281-292, DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8691.2008.00496.x.