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ERIC Number: EJ1077816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-6044
How Leadership Styles in Academia Align to Achieve Success within the Tanzanian Catholic Universities System
Vumilia, Philbert L.
International Journal of Higher Education, v4 n4 p53-63 2015
Public and private universities in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and elsewhere in Africa have been experiencing all-time high expansion since the late 1990s. This rush to expand both public and private universities has seriously impacted both the physical infrastructure as well as the effective leadership that new universities require. At the same time, the private sector has experienced dire shortages of teaching personnel and competent academic leaders. To shed light on these problems, this case study examined the dynamics of leadership roles exhibited in private universities and how leadership styles align to achieve success within Tanzania's Catholic Universities System. A case approach was used to study reports, journals, and interview data collected during 2007-2013 from universities selected purposely in order to understand better the success and effectiveness of academic leaders. The analysis revealed often perplexing assumptions that undergird the expectations of management operations, showed how leadership styles are perceived by incumbent academic leaders, and explained cross-cultural forces that govern, sustain, and sometimes frustrate leadership appointments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tanzania
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