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ERIC Number: EJ1087054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
The Role of Academic Deans as Entrepreneurial Leaders in Higher Education Institutions
Cleverley-Thompson, Shannon
Innovative Higher Education, v41 n1 p75-85 Feb 2016
To help address enrollment and financial challenges institutions of higher learning may benefit by having a better understanding of entrepreneurial leadership orientations, or skills, of academic deans. This study revealed several significant correlations between the self-reported entrepreneurial orientations of academic deans in upstate New York, working in independent colleges and universities, and certain demographic characteristics of their positions. Academic deans reported "team builder" and "proactive" as their two highest ranked, self-reported entrepreneurial characteristics, while "risk taking" was ranked as the lowest characteristic. The results indicated a significant correlation between certain variables applicable to academic deans' positions, such as years of experience and job expectations, with the self-reported entrepreneurial orientations of such deans.
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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: New York
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