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ERIC Number: EJ1067405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
Enacting the Common Script: Management Ideas at Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences
Vuori, Johanna
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v43 n4 p646-660 Jul 2015
This article discusses the work of mid-level management at Finnish universities of applied sciences. Based on in-depth interviews with 15 line managers, this study investigates how the standardized management ideas of rational management and employee empowerment are used in the leadership of lecturers at these institutions. The findings indicate that the work of middle managers is characterized by the consistent pursuit of rationality, strenuous efforts to provide individualized attention to every staff member and the promotion of cooperation. This study concludes that the global management script has firmly shaped the work of middle management at Finnish universities of applied sciences, as demonstrated by their attempts to tighten the couplings between the organizational subsystems and between the management and the teaching staff.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
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