Leadership themes in higher education restructuring
Kamarudin, Mohd Fauzi and Starr, Karen 2012, Leadership themes in higher education restructuring, in ICMEI 2012 : International Conference on Management and Education Innovation, International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology, Jurong West, Singapore, pp. 155-159.
Leading higher education restructuring is challenging. It involves various degrees of engagement, decision making and strategic alliances to achieve success. Factors such as the fundamental characteristics and practices of higher education, and external factors need to be taken into account. This paper presents the preliminary findings of a case study on organizational restructuring at a higher education institution in Australia. The study focuses on leadership themes appearing during the restructuring. Data for the study were derived from interviews with parties involved - leaders, academic and administrative staff. Analysis of the interviews found three main leadership themes occurring throughout the change process. This study concludes that leadership is a critical factor in organizational change in universities.
Field of Research
130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio Economic Objective
930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
HERDC Research category
E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
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