Slaven Mihaljević, Managing and Leading Change in Higher Education Institutions: The Example of Doctoral Education. Zagreb University, 2019, doctoral thesis.
The aim of the research
Investigating the process of changes in doctoral education at selected European universities and identifying the main factors influencing the results. Multiple case studies as regards the modernization of doctoral education have been conducted at four public universities, in Slovenia, Austria, Portugal and Montenegro. The external environment, and the internal organizational culture and structure had a profound impact on the scope, goals, duration and effectiveness of methods used during the process of modernizing doctoral education.
KEYWORDS: Doctoral education; change; change agents; Burke–Litwin model; change management.