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ERIC Number: ED519070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 146
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1240-6455-0
Entrepreneurial Orientation of Community College Workforce Divisions and the Impact of Organizational Structure: A Grounded Theory Study
Schiefen, Kathleen M.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
This research focused on how organizational structure of community colleges influenced the entrepreneurial orientation of deans, directors, vice presidents, and vice chancellors of workforce units. Using grounded theory methodology, the researcher identified three emergent theories applicable to both integrated and separate workforce units. These include (a) non-credit workforce training units whether separate or integrated were an anomaly with the functional structure of community colleges, (b) workforce departments need organizational structures that support external access and expediency, and (c) both integrated and separate community college organizational models exhibit organizational dysfunction providing non-credit workforce education within the functional organizational model. The researcher proposed a matrix organizational structure incorporating existing functional departments and divisions that report to a core team of market leaders. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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