The culture of governance in South African public higher education
Hall, M, Symes, A and Luescher, TM 2004, 'The culture of governance in South African public higher education' , Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 26 (1) , pp. 91-107.Full text not available from this repository.
The South African public higher education system is at a point of transition as the mould of segregation is broken through a process of mergers and incorporations. This paper reports a study of governance at this transitional stage. Using case studies of 12 institutions, representative of the system as a whole, four types of governance were identified, differentiated by the representivity of those participating in decision-making processes, organizational effectiveness and capacity for implementation of policies. Together, these governance types constitute organizational cultures with distinctive characteristics. While the current restructuring exercise is addressing some core problems, the culture of governance is more than a set of technical arrangements. The case studies show that governance practices are shaped by institutional histories and complex sets of interests that have a durability that might require more than legislation to change.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||higher education; South Africa; governance|
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education|
Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education > LB2341 Supervision and administration. Business management
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|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research|
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|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management|
|Depositing User:||AL Sherwin|
|Date Deposited:||07 Dec 2009 10:50|
|Last Modified:||20 Aug 2013 17:01|
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