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Building Organizational Capacity: Strategic Management in Higher Education
     

Building Organizational Capacity: Strategic Management in Higher Education

by J. Douglas Toma
 

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Every university or college president envisions bold initiatives—big projects intended to change the nature of an institution with significant implications across all sectors. How can leaders and senior managers charged with implementing reforms effectively frame their work and anticipate potential pitfalls?

No organization can maximize its capacity,

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Every university or college president envisions bold initiatives—big projects intended to change the nature of an institution with significant implications across all sectors. How can leaders and senior managers charged with implementing reforms effectively frame their work and anticipate potential pitfalls?

No organization can maximize its capacity, defined as the administrative foundation essential for establishing and sustaining initiatives, without considering its core elements individually and in concert, according to J. Douglas Toma. This book examines eight essential organizational elements—purposes, structure, governance, policies, processes, information, infrastructure, and culture—and illuminates their influence in strategic management through case studies at eight institutions.

Building Organizational Capacity situates strategic management within the context of higher education, providing practitioners with the tools to better understand institutional challenges in accomplishing its missions and realizing its aspirations. Toma's clear and well-integrated review of the latest research, as well as his advice for decision makers applying the book's lessons in practice, ensures this volume's place in the growing literature on strategy and management in higher education.

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Review of Higher Education
Toma achieves the stated goal of the book. With practical concepts and real-world examples, he convincingly proposes Building Organization Capacity as fundamental for creating and sustaining initiatives to improve institutions of higher education.

— Jeffrey W. Alstete

Review of Higher Education - Jeffrey W. Alstete
Toma achieves the stated goal of the book. With practical concepts and real-world examples, he convincingly proposes Building Organization Capacity as fundamental for creating and sustaining initiatives to improve institutions of higher education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801899409
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
12/29/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

J. Douglas Toma is an associate professor at the Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia.

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