The strategically manageable university: Perceptions of strategic choice and strategic change among key decision-makers

One common way of conceptualising recent changes in university governance is by stating that the universities are being pushed towards a market-like setting where the uniqueness of each university’s strategy and capacity for introducing organizational change is seen as necessary to improve the functioning of the university. We argue that the strategic functioning of the university is conditioned by the extent to which key decision makers, in the strategic decision-making process, share interpretations of the university’s strategic advantages and hence have a coherent view of the strategic choices to be made. Our discussion is based on an analysis of a unique survey among principal decision makers at 26 universities in 8 countries in Europe.

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Title The strategically manageable university: Perceptions of strategic choice and strategic change among key decision-makers
Category Academic article
AuthorNicoline Frølich
AuthorBjørn Stensaker
AuthorLisa Scordato
AuthorPaulo Botas
publication year2014
issn1925-4741