ERIC Number: ED177976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Management of the College or University: It's Different! Topical Paper No. 16.
Corson, John J.
A comparison of the management of institutions of higher education with that of other types of enterprises is presented. The first section explores how management is affected by the purpose of the enterprise and the environment within which it operates. The impact of the external environment is assessed and three types of internal organizations are defined: coercive, utilitarian, and normative. Differing organizational structures, such as the distribution of authority and the shifting of leadership, are examined in Section Two. The process of decision-making and management is surveyed in the third section, followed by a discussion of the degree of accountability required of the enterprise and the methods of managerial control that are applicable. A final section summarizes the distinctive characteristics of the college or university and suggests how academic managers manage. (Author/PHR)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administration, Administrators, College Administration, College Presidents, Colleges, Decision Making, Environmental Influences, Guides, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Institutional Characteristics, Leadership, Literature Reviews, Organizational Climate, Universities
Center for the Study of Higher Education, University of Arizona, 1415 North Fremont Ave., Tuscon, AZ 85719
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Center for the Study of Higher Education.