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The impact of culture on organizational decision-making : theory and practice in higher education

Author: William G Tierney
Publisher: Sterling, Va. : Stylus Pub., [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The message of this book is that understanding organizational culture is critical for those who recognize that academe must change, but are unsure how to make that change happen. An understanding of culture enables an organization's participants to interpret the institution to themselves and others, and in consequence, to propel the institution forward." "An organization's culture is reflected in what is done, how  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William G Tierney
ISBN: 9781579222871 1579222870
OCLC Number: 182779487
Description: 188 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The strange case of organizational culture --
Facts and constructs : defining reality in higher education organizations --
Organizational culture in higher education : defining the essentials --
Academic work and institutional culture : constructing knowledge --
An anthropological analysis of student participation in college --
Organizational socialization in higher education --
Models of minority college going and retention : cultural integrity versus cultural suicide --
A cultural perspective on communication and governance --
A cultural analysis of shared governance : the challenges ahead.
Responsibility: William G. Tierney.
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Considers various facets of academic culture, discusses how to study it, how to analyze it, and how to improve it in order to move colleges and universities aggressively into the future while  Read more...

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