ERIC Number: EJ1123289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Evidence of Hybrid Institutional Logics in the US Public Research University
Upton, Stevie; Warshaw, Jarrett B.
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v39 n1 p89-103 2017
While the ascendancy of market behaviours in public research universities is well documented, the extent to which universities have transformed themselves into industry-like organisations has been called into question. So to what extent are universities displaying transformation in their core values? The concept of institutional logics, with its focus on the relationship between organisational design and underlying beliefs and values, shows potential to address this question. Yet study of institutional logics at the campus level has to date been limited. This paper presents an empirical analysis of three US research universities' organising principles as expressed in key mission and planning documents over a 15-year period. Of the multiple strategies at play in the universities' responses to potentially competing values, the creation of new, hybrid logics is of particular interest. The concept of hybrid logics suggests a promising framework for understanding how universities can and do manage tensions in their mission.
Descriptors: Evidence, Institutional Characteristics, Research Universities, Public Colleges, Organizational Climate, Organizational Culture, Beliefs, Values, Institutional Mission, Administrative Principles, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Educational Research, Student Development, Instructional Effectiveness, School Community Relationship, School Surveys, Comparative Analysis
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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