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ERIC Number: EJ851195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
The Government-Higher Education Institution Relationship: Theoretical Considerations from the Perspective of Agency Theory
Kivisto, Jussi
Tertiary Education and Management, v11 n1 p1-17 Mar 2005
This article introduces the agency theory to the field of higher education research. By applying agency theory to the inter-organisational relationship between government and higher education institutions, it is possible to illustrate general problems facing control and governance in a more theoretical and analytical way. The conceptual arsenal provided by the agency theory may benefit various research settings that are related to government-higher education institution relationships. In addition to its descriptive elements, agency theory also provides theoretical explanations for e.g. the establishment of quality assurance systems and performance-based funding procedures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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