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University management: Bureaucratic, organised anarchy or organisational learning


Mulford, WR, University management: Bureaucratic, organised anarchy or organisational learning, International Journal of Teaching and Learning, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, 1, 1, pp. 1-23. (1998) [Magazine Article]



The 'bad' managerial, rather than the 'good' collegial, is increasingly seen to dominate the internal life of Australian universities. However, the profound changes facing those universities no longer allow them to evade the necessity for good management. This article briefly examines what has changed in the world of universities that makes their management so increasingly important. The article also describes two models (rational and organised anarchy) that have been used to both understand the changes and consider what university managements might do about them. The article concludes with a third model that combines what is believed to be the best elements of both the rational and organised anarchy models, that is, organisational learning.

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Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:university students, staff, community, teaching vs research, competition, reviews, change, management, management models, bureaucratic, organised anarchy, organisational learning
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational administration, management and leadership
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Mulford, WR (Professor Bill Mulford)
ID Code:104219
Year Published:1998
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-11-04
Last Modified:2015-11-04
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