ERIC Number: ED245621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Organization and Environment: A Theory of Resource Allocations for Higher Education. ASHE 1984 Annual Meeting Paper.
Hackman, Judith Dozier
Information concerning a theory about allocation of resources among units at colleges is presented. This information, which is primarily in tabular and graphical form, is based on a report of the special conference topic panel entitled "Clues for Leaders of Universities from Environmental Studies: Applying Theory and Research to Administrative Practice." The theory is based on qualitative interview responses from central administrators at six varied colleges and universities plus quantitative analyses of questionnaire data from unit heads at three of the institutions. Two kinds of power are emphasized: a unit's environmental power and its institutional power. The figures provide definitions of the concepts of centrality, resource allocation, environmental and institutional power, and resource allocation strategies. Propositions concerning a unit's environmental and institutional power are included. Data are provided on the characteristics and participation levels of six participating schools. Environmental power resource categories are identified, along with indices of environmental and institutional power. Finally, correlations among power indices and budget change are indicated. A 30-item bibliography is included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ASHE Annual Meeting
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (Chicago, IL, March 12-14, 1984).