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ERIC Number: EJ1072721
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2141-1905
Managerial Systems as Measures of Quality Management in Universities in Uganda
Neema-Abooki, P.
African Higher Education Review, v8 n1 p40-48 Jul 2014
This paper envisions that, since universities are basically consent organizations university management has an obligation to processes that engender total participation and passion of all employees. This study aimed at delving into management stances at universities. It based on Likert's systems of management, which depict the total organization climate and focus upon the operating procedures in a given organization; and, Blake and Mouton's Management Grid, which propagates team leadership; the kind that achieves both high task and high relationship. The research design used was cross sectional and this based on a sample of 1070 respondents selected through a stratified-probability sampling and purposive sampling techniques at Makerere University (Mak), Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), and Uganda Martyrs University (UMU). Three categories of respondents were targeted to ensure inclusion of the entire academic communities. These included administrators, academic staff, students, and support staff. The results generally depicted the academic staff at the three universities in unanimity that "the system" at their respective universities is benevolent-authoritative. And as for the Managerial Grid, conclusion was that the Universities employed a 9, 1 orientation. The paper recommends taking decisions after due consultation among the super ordinates, the subordinates, and with stakeholders. This paper also recommended a culture of continuous improvement driven by all members of a given organisation, educational or otherwise.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Uganda
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A