ERIC Number: EJ744079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 0
Experiences of Academic Unit Reorganization: Organizational Identity and Identification in Organizational Change
Mills, Michael; Bettis, Pamela; Miller, Janice W.; Nolan, Robert
Review of Higher Education, v28 n4 p597-619 Sum 2005
This paper presents a case study of departmental reorganization. Using journals kept by five faculty members, the study traces the difficulties of establishing an organizational identity for and faculty identification with the new unit. The analysis suggests that reorganizations may not produce anticipated advantages. Many of the new department's problems are related to the inability of the faculty to engage in forming the culture and identity of the new unit.
Descriptors: Case Studies, Organizational Change, School Organization, Faculty, Departments, Organizational Development, Organizational Theories, Organizational Culture, Diaries, Performance Factors, Identification
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Education Level: Higher Education
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