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ERIC Number: EJ830827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1360-080X
Understanding Relationships between Academic Staff and Administrators: An Organisational Culture Perspective
Kuo, Hui-Min
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v31 n1 p43-54 Feb 2009
This study attempts to advance the understanding of relationships between university academic staff and administrators through information in interviews with 18 academic staff members and 18 administrators at a large public research university in the United States. Through exploring the first-hand insights and perceptions of interviewees from an organisational culture perspective, the findings suggest three patterns of relationships: professional, differential and fragmentary. The results also address the cultural subjectivity, diversity and complexity embedded in each pattern. Understanding the complex perceptions of relationships between academic staff and administrators should raise the sensitivity and awareness of individuals in their appreciation of how relationships are constructed, and help to reflect upon cultural characteristics in an academic organisation. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States