Incremental institutional change and Australian universities

Comodromos, George and Ferrer, Justine 2011, Incremental institutional change and Australian universities, International review of business research papers, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 330-339.

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Title Incremental institutional change and Australian universities
Author(s) Comodromos, George
Ferrer, Justine
Journal name International review of business research papers
Volume number 7
Issue number 1
Start page 330
End page 339
Total pages 10
Publisher World Business Institute
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2011-01
ISSN 1837-5685
1832-9543
Keyword(s) institutional transformation
institutions
change
institutional norms
education sector
Summary Much has been written and researched about transformational change and the exogenous events that result in radical institutional transformation. This paper examines institutions as building blocks of social order comprising power and politics and shared understanding to bring about change. Thelen and Mahoney (2010) go beyond a general model of change that describes the collapse of one set of institutional norms to be replaced by another. The model of change proposed takes into account both exogenous as well as endogenous factors as being the source of institutional change. They go on to state that a view of transformation change as being a result of abrupt, wholesale breakdown needs to be rethought to include incremental, endogenous shifts in thinking that can often result in fundamental transformations. This paper gives consideration to these issues to propose the Australian Higher Education sector as a unique sample in which to investigate this type of change.
Language eng
Field of Research 159999 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30041633

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Management and Marketing
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