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ERIC Number: EJ873130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
Entrepreneurial Community College Presidents: An Exploratory Qualitative and Quantitative Study
Esters, Lorenzo L.; McPhail, Christine Johnson; Singh, Robert P.; Sygielski, John J.
Tertiary Education and Management, v14 n4 p345-370 Dec 2008
This study examined the entrepreneurial, nontraditional fundraising behaviors and activities of 23 community college presidents using interview and survey data. The institutional characteristics that facilitate entrepreneurial action and how presidents are raising these new revenues were explored. "Best practices" and implications for future research and practice are provided. The results of this analysis revealed meaningful information that is beneficial for community college presidents seeking to transform their colleges through entrepreneurial leadership. These findings indicate entrepreneurial presidents do exist and their practices can be identified. The findings also indicate that presidents' engagement in certain specific entrepreneurial practices do result in increased nontraditional funding secured. A summary of these key findings may be used as a guide for current and future community college leaders who desire to become more entrepreneurial. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A