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ERIC Number: EJ850597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Institutional Imperatives versus Emergent Dynamics: A Case Study on Continuous Change in Higher Education
Kondakci, Yasar; Van den Broeck, Herman
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v58 n4 p439-464 Oct 2009
This qualitative case study examines continuous change in a higher education organization (HEO). Both real time and retrospective data covering a 6-year period of the case were collected. The findings suggest that, in order to meet institutional imperatives the HEO defined several managerial and academic domains when the internationalization process was launched. When organizational members activate these domains they confronted with local needs, problems, and opportunities, which enable them to modify, update or extend the defined domains. In addition, throughout time the members constantly realize the missing parts and incorporate them into the process. These findings suggest several insights on the adaptability of higher education organizations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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