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ERIC Number: EJ813955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3108
The Integrative University: Why University Management Is Different
Temple, Paul
Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, v12 n4 p99-102 Oct 2008
Managing universities "is" different from managing in most other sorts of organisation. In this article, the author shows why this claim is more than just special pleading, and how it relates to the particular form of the organisation. Appreciating their integrative aspects helps people to understand some of the difficulties that they regularly encounter at their work in universities: these do not necessarily arise simply from colleagues being awkward (though that possibility should never be discounted). Understanding the peculiarities of the integrative organisation may help them to manage it better.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A