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ERIC Number: EJ1141089
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-3478
The Tenure of Private College and University Presidents
Langbert, Mitchell
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, v8 n2 p1-20 Fall 2012
This study fills several gaps. Most turnaround studies ignore post-turnaround executive rewards, and most studies of executive rewards ignore both the effects on rewards of achieving a turnaround and length of service, or tenure, as an element of the reward structure. Previous research about the length of college presidents' tenure in office has focused on structural variables, including geographic location, gender and institutional resources; nevertheless, flexible labor markets seem to have eroded the effects of such variables on presidents' tenure. Tenure is a function of turnaround-level performance, as implied by press reports, and of social matching, as implied by internal hiring. Gender is significant in a hazard-function-duration-maximum-likelihood model but not a Tobit model. Shared religious belief, whether the president attended a public baccalaureate institution, and improvement in entering SAT scores also play a role.
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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 - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)
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