ERIC Number: EJ851190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
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Sustaining Change in Universities: Continuities in Case Studies and Concepts
Clark, Burton R.
Tertiary Education and Management, v9 n2 p99-116 Jun 2003
My book, "Creating Entrepreneurial Universities", based on mid-1990s research in five European universities, set forth five "pathways of transformation" by which public universities assume a highly proactive stance. On the basis of further research that tracks developments in these institutions during the late 1990s, this paper presents a conceptual transition from transformation to sustainability. How is change institutionally sustained after much transformation has taken place? Enduring components are found in a steady state of change that includes a bureaucracy of change. Further analysis suggests three dynamics of sustained change: reenforcing interaction among transforming elements; perpetual momentum resulting from steady accummulation of incremental changes; and ambitious volition embedded in the university as collective commitment and institutional will. A longer manuscript under preparation will explore the utility of the old pathways and the new-sustaining features in case studies of entrepreneurial universities in other parts of the world.
Descriptors: Universities, Case Studies, Entrepreneurship, Educational Change, Institutional Research
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Education Level: Higher Education
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