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How colleges work : the cybernetics of academic organization and leadership /

by Birnbaum, Robert.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Jossey-Bass higher education series: Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 1988Description: xx, 253 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1555421261; 9781555421267; 155542354X; 9781555423544.Subject(s): Universities and colleges -- United States -- Administration | Cybernetics -- United States | Gift of Panos Vlachos
Contents:
Part 1: Understanding colleges and universities as organizations -- Problems of governance, management, and leadership in academic institutions -- Thinking in systems and circles: the structure and dynamics of academic organizations -- Making decisions and making sense: the administrator's role -- Part 2: Models of organizational functioning -- The collegial institution: sharing power and values in a community of equals -- The bureaucratic institution: rationalizing structure and decision making -- The political institution: competing for power and resources -- The anarchical institution: finding meaning in a community of autonomous actors -- Part 3: Integrating the models -- The cybernetic institution: providing direction through self-regulation -- Effective administration and leadership in the cybernetic institution.
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"A publication of the National Center for Postsecondary Governance and Finance"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-244) and index.

Part 1: Understanding colleges and universities as organizations -- Problems of governance, management, and leadership in academic institutions -- Thinking in systems and circles: the structure and dynamics of academic organizations -- Making decisions and making sense: the administrator's role -- Part 2: Models of organizational functioning -- The collegial institution: sharing power and values in a community of equals -- The bureaucratic institution: rationalizing structure and decision making -- The political institution: competing for power and resources -- The anarchical institution: finding meaning in a community of autonomous actors -- Part 3: Integrating the models -- The cybernetic institution: providing direction through self-regulation -- Effective administration and leadership in the cybernetic institution.

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