Saknar den högre utbildningen relevans?

Agneta Bladh, Företagandets villkor, Högre utbildning, Högskoleutbildning, Kompetens, Kompetens för tillväxt, Kompetensförsörjning, Utbildning, Yrkeshögskoleutbildning
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Agneta Bladh (2013)

I studien analyseras hur de befintliga styr- och resurstilldelningssystemen för universitet, högskolor och yrkeshögskolan påverkar utbildningarnas relevans, kvalitet och effektivitet. Genomgången visar att begreppen utnyttjas olika för högskoleutbildning och yrkeshögskoleutbildning. För yrkeshögskoleutbildning är effektivitet detsamma som relevans. Begreppet kvalitet har inte samma starka samband med de övriga två begreppen; dock anses en yrkeshögskoleutbildning ha hög kvalitet om den samtidigt har hög relevans.

En jämförelse av sysselsättningen efter studier på högskolan respektive yrkeshögskolan ger signaler om att utfallet är relativt bra – och till och med mycket bra för examinerade med yrkesexamen från högskolan.

Författaren föreslår bl.a. en reformering av resursfördelningssystemet för högre utbildning, men också reformer för Yrkeshögskolan och Universitetskanslersämbetets utvärderingar. Arbetsgivarna uppmanas engagera sig väsentligt mer i utformningen av utbildningarnas innehåll.

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A revised perspective on innovation policy for renewal of mature economies – Historical evidence from finance and telecommunications in Sweden 1980–1990
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Eriksson, K., Ernkvist, M., Laurell, C., Moodysson, J., Nykvist, R. & Sandström, C.



What is the role of innovation policy for accomplishing renewal of mature industries in Western economies? Drawing upon an unusually rich dataset spanning 9752 digitized archival documents, we categorize and code decisions taken by policymakers on several levels while also mapping and quantifying the strategic activities of both entrant firms and incumbent monopolists over a decade. Our data concerns two empirical cases from Sweden during the time period 1980–1990: the financial sector and the telecommunications sector. In both industries, a combination of technological and institutional upheaval came into motion during this time period which in turn fueled the revitalization of the Swedish economy in the subsequent decades. Our findings show that Swedish policymakers in both cases consistently acted in order to promote the emergence of more competition and de novo entrant firms at the expense of established monopolies. The paper quantifies and documents this process while also highlighting several enabling conditions. In conclusion, the results indicate that successful innovation policy in mature economies is largely a matter of strategically dealing with resourceful vested interest groups, alignment of expectations, and removing resistance to industrial renewal.

Municipally Owned Enterprises as Danger Zones for Corruption? How Politicians Having Feet in Two Camps May Undermine Conditions for Accountability
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The market-inspired reforms of New Public Management have been particularly pronounced in Swedish local government. Notably, municipally owned enterprises (MOEs) have rapidly grown in numbers. Principal-agent theory gives rise to the hypothesis that the massive introduction of MOEs has impacted negatively on the conditions for accountability in Swedish local government. To study this, social network analysis was employed in mapping networks for 223 MOEs in 11 strategically chosen municipalities, covering a total of 732 politicians. The analysis reveals substantial overlaps between principals (representatives of the ultimate stakeholders, citizens) and agents (the boards of the MOEs). Hence, corporatization of public services seems to imply worrisome entanglements between the politicians who are set to steer, govern, and oversee MOEs on the one hand, and the board members of MOEs on the other. The increasing numbers of MOEs may therefore have adverse effects on accountability in important and growing parts of Swedish local government.

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