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ERIC Number: EJ603614
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-1546
The Life Cycle of Academic Management Fads.
Birnbaum, Robert
Journal of Higher Education, v71 n1 p1-16 Jan-Feb 2000
Suggests that management fads in higher education go through a predictable five-stage process, including creation, narrative evolution, time lag, narrative devolution, and resolution of dissonance. Finds that in the process of "virtual" adoption academic institutions may endorse management innovations for their symbolic benefits but isolate them from core activities in order to avoid disruption caused by actual implementation. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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