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Leadership in higher education

Davies, J, Hides, MT and Casey, S 2001, 'Leadership in higher education' , Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, 12 (7) , pp. 1025-1030.

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Abstract

Higher education establishments are undergoing a phenomenal amount of change driven by the various stakeholders (e.g. Government, students and local communities). Traditionally, universities have been governed on a collegiate basis, focusing on developing knowledge both in the students attending and through research activities. This has promoted a very insular environment, with reward (e.g. promotion, etc.) given to those individuals excelling in a particular field. Universities now have to conduct their activities in a more business-like manner and, as such, need a concerted effort by all to succeed. Academics and support staff struggle, on occasions, to identify what it is they are trying to do and even to identify who the customers are. This paper will investigate the role of leadership in creating vision, communicating policy and deploying strategy throughout a higher education establishment. The European Foundation for Quality Management's Excellence Model will be examined as a possible vehicle for improving leadership in higher education. A case study will be used which will demonstrate how a change in leadership style has generated improvement in a higher education faculty.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD0028 - 0070 Management. Industrial Management
Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Operations and Global Logistics Management
Journal or Publication Title: Total Quality Management and Business Excellence
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1360-0613
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2007 15:16
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:50
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/768

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