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The recruitment and selection of vice-chancellors for Australian universities: an overview

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posted on 2003-01-01, 00:00 authored by B O'Meara, Stan PetzallStan Petzall
This paper is based on recent Ph.D research. Recruitment and selection practices for appointing Vice Chancellors (VC's) of Australian Universities were examined. The methodology employed involved the use of a survey instrument administered to present and former VC's, Chancellors and members of selection panels, supplemented by interviews. Public domain material was also extensively used. Some key results of the research are reported, including the importance of informal processes such as networking in the selection ofVC's, the key role played by Chancellors, and the continued practice of appointing VC's from within academia rather than the private sector. This is in spite of evidence that the role of the VC has changed to one of strategic planner and business manager rather than the more traditional role, in the context of a rapidly changing external environment.

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Title of proceedings

Surfing the waves: management challenges, management solutions: proceedings of the 17th ANZAM conference

Event

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Marketing. Conference (17th: 2003: Fremantle, W.A.)

Pagination

1 - 11

Publisher

[School of Management, ECU]

Location

Fremantle, W.A.

Place of publication

[Joondalup, W.A.]

Start date

2003-12-02

End date

2003-12-05

ISBN-13

9781863081085

ISBN-10

1863081089

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed

Editor/Contributor(s)

A Brown

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