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ERIC Number: EJ804846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-0983
The Dynamics of Organizational Culture and Academic Planning
Willson, Richard
Planning for Higher Education, v34 n3 p5-17 2006
Planning approaches are in a dynamic relationship with organizational culture. This article uses a case study of academic planning at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona to draw a correspondence between types of organizational culture and planning approaches. The case study shows the differing conceptions of organizational culture held by stakeholders and links them to alternate planning approaches. Unresolved conflicts about organizational culture impeded agreement on a planning process. Understanding the dynamics of organizational culture can help academic planners design contingent processes that draw from multiple planning approaches. The article concludes with suggestions for academic planners on how to design and implement such processes. (Contains 5 figures and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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