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ERIC Number: EJ862253
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
Governing University Strategy: Perceptions and Practice of Governance and Management Roles
Rytmeister, Catherine
Tertiary Education and Management, v15 n2 p137-156 Jun 2009
Intertwined trends of massification, internationalisation and marketisation constitute and drive change in higher education at all levels. Consequences at the institutional level include: increased competition, adoption of corporate management forms, accrual of power to executive management, and greater emphasis on strategy. As Government policy focuses on accountability and a stronger role for university governing bodies, some new interfaces and tensions between governance and management roles have emerged, particularly in relation to strategic direction-setting and planning. This article reports on results from an empirical, theory-building study of role construction in university governance, arguing that cultural norms in conjunction with members' attributions based on social identity are key influences on members' perceptions of management and governance roles in relation to strategic processes. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia